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Cobb County Historic Preservation Commission

The first major step taken by Cobb County toward protecting its past was the passage of a countywide historic preservation ordinance in 1984. This ordinance was the first of its kind in Georgia. The ordinance established the Cobb County Historic Preservation Commission, known as CCHPC. Read the Cobb County Historic Preservation Ordinance.

The preservation commission is made up of five county residents who are appointed by the Board of Commissioners. Members of the preservation commission have keen interest and knowledge that qualify them to recommend specific buildings, districts, sites, structures or works of art to receive historical designation. They make recommendations to the Board of Commissioners.

 

 

2017 Meeting Dates

The HPC public hearing meetings are held at 100 Cherokee Street, 2nd Floor, Marietta, GA.

All Historic Preservation Commission work sessions and public hearings are open to the public and begin at 6:00 pm.

Meetings follow the Roberts Rules of Order and are recorded when possible. Please call ahead if special hearing/physical accommodations are required.

Historic Preservation Agenda - Dec. 2017
Historic Preservation Agenda - November. 2017
Special Called Meeting - Historic Preservation Agenda - Sept. 19,2017

Historic Preservation Agenda - Sept. 2017 (CANCELLED)
Historic Preservation Agenda - August. 2017 (CANCELLED)
Historic Preservation Agenda - July. 2017
Historic Preservation Agenda - June. 2017
Historic Preservation Agenda - May. 2017 (CANCELLED)
Historic Preservation Agenda - April. 2017
Historic Preservation Agenda - Feb. 2017
Historic Preservation Agenda - Nov. 2016
Historic Preservation Agenda - Oct. 2016

 

County Preservation Planner: 770-528-2010

M. Christopher Baldwin – Appointed by Chairman Mike Boyce (At-Large)

Born in Atlanta, Georgia while my father was at Georgia Tech. He became an Architect in the early 60’s. So, our Family got our roots under a Father who as an Architect taught us many things about Design & Construction. He hired me to work when I was 15 and I got to design my first home a short time later. I also went to Georgia Tech and studied there for my Bachelor’s & Master’s Degree in Architecture. And of course, Architectural History is required as a major part of our studies in Architecture. Also during College, my wife & I went to Europe for a Study Abroad which gave us so many insights into the Architectural History of our world. That was a wonderful experience.

Abbie Parks – Appointed by Commissioner Bob Weatherford (District 1)

As an advocate for community service and involvement, Abbie has assumed leadership positions in the small town environment of Acworth with her primary focus in historic preservation and regionally responsible development and growth. She was honored as Acworth Citizen of the Year in 2002.

Cal Dortch – Appointed by Commissioner Bob Ott (District 2)

Cal Dortch is a resident of Vinings with community activities including board member of Vinings Historic Preservation Society and Vinings Homeowners Association. As current president of the non-profit corporation, Vinings Community Conservation Alliance, he has helped design and support a master community plan which is now being implemented. His business career was with a national financial firm and included marketing and development positions in New York, Washington, DC, and Atlanta.

Rose Wing – Appointed by Commissioner JoAnn Birrell (District 3)

Rose Wing is a native of Cobb County and has served as Vice Chair of the Cobb County Historic Preservation Commission since 2013. She has a deep, abiding love for history – having earned a BA degree in History, as well as a Juris Doctor degree.

Geraldine (Gerri) Aldridge – Appointed by Lisa Cupid (District 4)

Geraldine (Gerri) Aldridge is an educator, entrepreneur, motivator and mentor to children and adults! She has worked in several counties in Georgia, including Cobb, Fulton, Gwinnett, as well as Atlanta Public Schools. After receiving BA and Med degrees from Temple University, she continued her education in Georgia by receiving another Med in Special Education from University of West Georgia in 2011. Gerri is also certified to teach English as a second language (ESOL).