Cobb County Government

Are you interested in becoming a vendor with the Cobb Community Development Block Grant Minor Home Repair Grant Program? Cobb CDBG Program Office staff is currently seeking licensed and insured residential general contractors to provide housing renovation services. This grant program provides low income households with one-time grant assistance of up to $10,000 to address life, safety, health and code violations, including HVAC/furnace, windows, exterior doors, lead-based paint abatement, electrical, roofing and plumbing. For more information on becoming a vendor, view the flyer by clicking here, call 770-528-1455 or email

Christmas is only a few months away and Cobb Senior Services staff is gearing up for the 11th annual Senior Santa party on Dec. 7. This special event is a wonderful opportunity for the homebound seniors in Cobb to enjoy an afternoon of holiday cheer, great food, terrific gifts and warm, inviting fellowship with others. You can help make Senior Santa a continued success in several ways:

  1. Sponsor a holiday lunch for up to 100 seniors
  2. Sponsor Bingo and prizes
  3. Make a $30 or more monetary donation
  4. "Adopt" a senior and fulfill his/her Christmas wish list
  5. Donate gift certificates (Walmart, Kroger, Publix etc.)
  6. Donate new unwrapped gifts that are gender-specific.

For more information or to "adopt" a senior, call 770-528-5368.

The devastating hurricanes and wildfires of 2017 reminded our nation of the importance of preparing for disasters. National Preparedness Month is recognized in September and this year is focused on planning, with the theme: "Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How."  

Often, we will be the first ones in our communities to take action after a disaster strikes and before first responders arrive, so it is important to prepare in advance to help yourself and your community. Take time to learn lifesaving skills -- such as CPR and first aid, check your insurance policies and coverage for the hazards you may face, such as flood, earthquakes and tornadoes. Make sure to consider the costs associated with disasters and save for an emergency. Also, know how to take practical safety steps like shutting off water and gas.

  • Sept 1-8: Make and Practice Your Plan
  • Sept 9-15*: Learn Lifesaving Skills
  • Sept 16-22: Check Your Coverage
  • Sept 23-29: Save For an Emergency

*Sept.15 is a National Day of Action

For more information or to make your family's disaster preparedness plan, visit

Vision issues have significant impacts on quality of life, including children’s success in school and injury risks for all ages. Local Lions Clubs will provide free vision screening events in September as part Cobb County Public Libraries’ Falls Prevention Awareness initiative. The events are open to adults and children from six months of age and older and walk-ins are encouraged. Volunteers will use screening devices to detect possible vision issues that require follow-up professional care.

Vision screening events:

  • 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8
    North Cobb Lions Club at Kennesaw Library. 2250 Lewis St., Kennesaw
  • 2-4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11
    Paulding-West Cobb Lions Club at West Cobb Regional Library, 1750 Dennis Kemp Lane, Kennesaw
  • 1-4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18
    South Cobb Lions Club at South Cobb Regional Library, 805 Clay Road, Mableton
  • 1-4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19
    South Cobb Lions Club at Sibley Library, 2539 South Cobb Drive, Marietta
  • Noon-2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21
    East Cobb Lions Club at East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Suite 510-B, Marietta

For more information, visit

Get your tickets now for the eighth annual Booked for the Evening Gala 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20. This year's gala will be held at Sewell Mill Library and Cultural Arts Center and feature "New York Times" bestselling author John Lescroart. He is known for his series of legal and crime thriller novels featuring the characters Dismas Hardy, Abe Glitsky and Wyatt Hunt. His books have sold more than 10 million copies.

This event is the primary fundraiser for the Cobb Library Foundation, in support of Cobb's libraries. Funds raised during previous galas have helped the foundation supply valuable materials and equipment for early and adult literacy, computer stations, summer reading programs, GEMS and teen technology programs to the 16 branch libraries. This is a black tie-optional event. To purchase tickets, click here. For information on sponsorship opportunities, click here. For more information, call 770-528-2196.

Soon you will have a solution of what to do with the plastics that are not currently accepted in your curbside recycling cart, such as plastic food bags, plastic utensils, foam drink cups, squeezable and resealable pouches, chip bags, candy wrappers, foam packing peanuts, plastic straws, stir sticks and other plastics. The Hefty®  EnergyBag® program, which collects these hard-to-recycle plastics and converts them into valuable resources, is coming to Cobb County later this year.

To be one of the first households able to take part in this program, sign up below to receive your free starter kit while supplies last!

> Hefty® EnergyBag® Program Sign Up

For more information about the Hefty® EnergyBag® program, visit