Marietta Development Authority


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

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Representative Position Contact Information
Fran Sutton  Post 1, Term expires August 11, 2023 Email F. Sutton                                   
William B. Dunaway
Post 2, Term expires October 13, 2023 Email W. Dunaway
Sterling G. Wharton Post 3, Term expires October 11, 2025 Email S. Wharton
John J. Elliott Jr.
Residential Developer
Post 4, Term expires June 9, 2025 Email J. Elliott
James D. Southerland Post 5, Term expires March 10, 2026 Email J. Southerland
Judy E. Renfroe Post 6, Term expires May 8, 2025 Email J. Renfroe  
Michael J. Henderson
Commercial Banker
Post 7, Term expires May 8, 2025
Email M. Henderson



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.