City leaders honored community member Kenneth Carter for his service on the Planning Commission April 17.
"I've been with the city a long time and served for almost ten years in recreation with the city," Carter said. "I've always loved serving the city," he said. "The city has always been good and is always working hard all the time to meet the needs of our kids and our families."
Carter and his wife, Jeanie, have served the community for many years. Mr. and Mrs. Carter have a combined 80 years of service in Marietta City Schools. Coach Kenneth Carter retired from teaching Science and Physical Education with Marietta City Schools after 48 years of service, and served as coach of the state championship tennis team. Jeanie Carter retired after 34 years of service (1957 – 1991) as a mathematics teacher at Marietta Junior High School (now Marietta Middle School), and she served for many years as a member of the Marietta Board of Education (following her retirement as a teacher).
"This service is an understatement to what the Carter family has meant to the community," Mayor Steve Tumlin said. "Like the coach said, this city is a good place but it's because of people like him and his wife who serve us."
Carter served on the Planning Commission from January 2004 - March 2013.
Mayor Tumlin appointed Chervonta "Taye" Pugh to the Marietta Housing Authority Board for a one-year term expiring April 29, 2014.
"I'd like to thank mayor Tumlin and MHA executive director Ray Buday," Pugh said. "This is an honor and a privilege," she said. "I'm very excited and feel grateful to be able to serve Marietta and Cobb County and the wonderful families here."
What Marietta Housing Authority does
- Creates, provides and increases high-quality housing opportunities for residents and provides programs to assist families, including rental options and renter-to-owner assistance
- Public housing
- Housing choice vouchers
- Bond-financed senior housing
- Bond-financed apartments
- Katrina disaster housing assistance
- Shelter plus care
- Family self-sufficiency
- Homeownership assistance
- Redevelopment of blighted areas
More info: City Clerk's Office, 770-794-5526