Marietta Development Authority


  • 5 p.m.
  • The 2nd Tuesday, quarterly
  • City Hall, 4th Floor Conference Room
    205 Lawrence Street
    Marietta, GA 30060


Representative Position Contact Information
Steve McNeel
President, McNeel Builders
Post 1, Term expires May 13, 2017 Email S. McNeel                                   
Ed Hammock, Chair
Commercial Real Estate Broker
Post 2, Term expires May 13, 2017 Email E. Hammock
Sterling G. Wharton Post 3, Term expires September 14, 2017 Email S. Wharton
John J. Elliott Jr.
Residential Developer
Post 4, Term expires May 10, 2017 Email J. Elliott
James D. Southerland Post 5, Term expires February 10, 2021 Email J. Southerland
Judy E. Renfroe Post 6, Term expires May 10, 2019 Email J. Renfroe  
Michael J. Henderson
Commercial Banker
Post 7, Term expires May 10, 2019
Email M. Henderson
Staff Support
Daniel Cummings
Acting Economic Dev Manager
(O) 770-794-5668
Email D. Cummings



Seven members elected by City Council. The members must be taxpayers and live in the city of Marietta.


Posts 1 and 2 - two years; Posts 3 and 4 - four years; Posts 5, 6 and 7 - six years. If at the end of any term of office of any director, a successor thereto shall not have been elected, then the director whose term of office shall have expired shall continue to hold office until his successor shall be so elected.


$100 per month (effective May 1, 2001 - Ord. No. 6231)


Download a form to join this authority (PDF) and submit it to the City Clerk's Office.


The purpose of the Marietta Development Authority is to develop and promote for the public good and general welfare trade, commerce, industry, and employment opportunities in the city of Marietta.