Council Committees

Committee Appointments

Marietta City Council has seven committees that discuss new initiatives and legislation before deciding whether to forward issues to the full Council for consideration and possible action. Each City Council member chairs one committee and serves on two other committees. The mayor annually makes appointments of council members to the committees, which are subject to the approval of council.

Committee Decisions

If more than one committee could potentially consider a matter, it would go to the committee most affected. If that is not easily determined, the committee chairmen involved would decide which committee should hear the matter, or the issue can be dealt with as a joint committee of the two committees in question.
  1. Economic / Community Development

    The Economic/Community Development Committee deals with matters involving economic and community development.

  2. Finance / Investments

    The Finance/Investment Committee reviews the budget as a committee of the whole and deals with budget matters in general.

  3. Judicial / Legislative

    The Judicial/Legislative Committee is the conduit for all matters dealing with zoning ordinance changes, general charter or ordinance changes, legal matters, or issues dealing with the Municipal Court.

  4. Parks, Recreation and Tourism

    The Parks, Recreation and Tourism Committee deals with matters involving city parks and tourism.

  5. Personnel / Insurance

    The Personnel/Insurance Committee deals with personnel matters not covered by other committees.

  6. Public Safety

    The Public Safety Committee deals with matters concerning the police and fire departments personnel, pay, rules and regulations.

  7. Public Works

    The Public Works Department deals with all the property owned by the city not covered by other committees.