City leaders thanked Dr. Harlon Crimm, retired President/CEO of Chattahoochee Technical College, July 10 for his 12 years of service on the Marietta Board of Lights and Water and proclaimed July 10 as Harlon Crimm Day in Marietta.
The Marietta Board of Lights and Water honored Dr. Crimm July 8 for his longtime service on the Board and thanked him for his contributions and support.
"Harlon has been a great servant of the city of Marietta," mayor Steve Tumlin said. "He took a little vocational technical school and turned it into a college (Chattahoochee Technical College), he served with the Marietta School System, he's worked in many volunteer jobs, and he's just been an exemplary citizen," he said. "It's very bittersweet that we honor his 12 great years of service on the Marietta Board of Lights and Water. Harlon's a good friend, but he's a good friend to this city and this county especially."
"What a great and wonderful past the Marietta Board of Lights and Water has had, and the future is going to be even better," Crimm said.
Organization and group memberships
- Marietta Museum of History
- Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education
- Georgia Youth Science & Technology Centers
- Georgia Technical College Presidents' Association
- Rotary Club of Marietta
- American Council on International and Intercultural Education
- Metro Atlanta Regional Education Services
- Broadcast Education Association of the National Association of Broadcasters
- Cobb Education Consortium
- Cobb Chamber of Commerce Chairman's Club
- Leadership Cobb
Some of his honors and awards
Crimm has received several awards and honors during his career, Tumlin said.
- Liberty Bell Award, Cobb County Bar Association
- Resolution, Georgia Senate
- Top Notable Georgian, Georgia Trend magazine
- Pacesetter Award, National Council for Marketing and Public Relations
Crimm, who retired from the U.S. Army and Air Force Reserve, also received the Legion of Merit.
Crimm earned degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi, Georgia State University and received a Doctorate from the University of Georgia. He likes collecting antiques, sports memorabilia and international travel, and has served on the Board of Lights and Water since 2001.
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