Cobb County Government

Make plans to attend the community fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, May 26, at East Cobb Senior Center. There will be free health screenings, demonstrations, face painting, a Corvette show, Sunrise at East Cobb, Title Boxing of Kennesaw, bounce house and the K-9 unit. Enjoy "make and take" activities provided by Big Shanty Art Station and Marietta-Cobb Art Museum.

Check out the programs, classes and events at the senior center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. Medicare 101 will be held at 10:30 a.m. and a hot dog lunch will be available for $5. Visit cobbseniors.org for a list of exhibitors.

Attend the Congressional Expo for Veterans and Reservists 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, June 1, at the Kennesaw State University Convocation Center, 590 Cobb Ave., Kennesaw. There will be resources for veterans including information on thousands of jobs, onsite healthcare, educational benefits, financial services and veteran service organizations. There will also be informational sessions at the expo, including transition workshops, starting your own business, resume writing, interview skills and corporate fellowships.

This expo is hosted by U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue and U.S. Reps. Karen Handel, Rob Woodall, Barry Loudermilk and David Scott.

Join District Four Commissioner Lisa Cupid and Cobb Department of Transportation staff for a public workshop to help determine future needs for CobbLinc transit services. The workshop will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m., Monday, May 21, at South Cobb Recreation Center, 875 Riverside Parkway, Austell.
 
Participants will gather in small groups to design transit service options within a given budget. The groups will choose who gets service, what kind of service (express, local, etc.) and how much service. This exercise will bring residents together to develop a better understanding of the trade-offs Cobb County must make regarding transit.
 
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Georgia Department of Transportation and State Road and Tollway Authority staff are finalizing the construction and testing phases of the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes. These lanes will increase options and alleviate congestion for commuters traveling north of Atlanta, including parts of Cobb County. The express lanes are expected to open this summer and add new capacity for Interstate 75 and Interstate 575 motorists. The Northwest Corridor Express Lanes are reversible lanes that run along I-75 and I-575 in Cobb and Cherokee counties. The 29.7 miles of toll lanes are separated from general lanes by an elevated bridge or concrete barrier and a series of gates, offering a higher level of safety. For detailed information on the new lanes, read the fact sheet by clicking here.  

The toll lanes extend along I-75 from Akers Mill Road to Hickory Grove Road and along I-575 from I-75 to Sixes Road. The reversible lanes will travel southbound toward Atlanta in the morning and northbound in the evening. The lanes will be managed by dynamic pricing, with the rate rising as demand increases and falling during off-peak travel times or as demand decreases. All motorists will choose to use the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes must have registered Peach Passes on their vehicles and will pay tolls. This includes motorcycles, alternative fuel vehicles and carpools. You can set up a Peach Pass account and receive your Peach Pass transponder by visiting PeachPass.com, applying via the Peach Pass GO! mobile app, calling customer service at 1-855-PCH-PASS, getting a Pay n GO! Peach Pass at area CVS pharmacy or Walgreens locations or opening an account in person at a Peach Pass Customer Service Center.

Although the school year is almost over, the fun of learning has just begun. Sign your whole family up for the Summer Reading Program to attend fun library events, read great books and win prizes. The program begins Monday, May 14, and you can register now at cobbcat.org/srplog to begin logging your summer minutes.

The Summer Reading Program Kickoff Party will be held 5-7 p.m., Saturday, June 2, at the Switzer Library in downtown Marietta. This event is free and open to the public. Come dressed in your favorite dancing outfit from your favorite decade for the Decades Dance Party. The family-friendly DJ will be playing all the best hits from the '50s to today. Cobb Police Department staff will bring official police vehicles to explore. The Atlanta Dream will lead basketball drills and the mascot, Star, will be on-hand for high fives. Enjoy kid yoga, balloon volleyball, arts, crafts and music-centered story time.

Hundreds of 2018 Summer Reading Program events are scheduled. For information, visit cobbcat.org/srplog or call 770-528-2320.

Cobb County Elections staff is hiring poll workers for the 2018 election cycle. We have 141 polling places and need additional people to work elections on May 22, July 24 and Nov. 6. A poll worker must be a U.S. citizen, Cobb County resident, at least 16 years old, able to read, write, and speak English and not have any felony conviction in the last 10 years. Poll workers attend at least one training class before working at the poll. Workers must arrive at 6 a.m. on Election Day and stay until approximately one hour after polls close at 7 p.m. Poll workers must provide their own transportation to the scheduled class and to the poll on Election Day. To obtain information regarding pay rates or to complete an application, please download a brochure at cobbelections.org/pdf/PollWorkerBrochure.pdf.

Advance voting for the May 22 General Primary/Nonpartisan and Special Election is available. Registered Cobb County voters can go to any advanced voting location.

Open through May 18:

Elections Office (West Park Government Center), 736 Whitlock Ave., Marietta,

  • 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mondays-Fridays
  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, May 12


Open 8 a.m.-6 p.m., May 14-18:


There will be no voting on Saturday, May 19, or Monday, May 21. For more information, including the vote by mail application, visit CobbElections.org call 770-528-2581.

Chairman Mike Boyce is seeking public input concerning the new Cobb budget through a series of upcoming town hall meetings throughout the county. The 7 p.m. events are scheduled for June 18 at the East Cobb Senior Center, June 19 at the North Cobb Senior Center, June 20 at the Senior Wellness Center, June 25 at the Freeman Poole Senior Center, June 27 at the West Cobb Senior Center, June 28 at the South Cobb Community Center and July 9 at Sewell Mill Library. Public hearings by the Board of Commissioners are scheduled for July 10, 17 and 24.