Historic Board of Review


The Marietta Historic Board of Review usually meets on the Monday the week prior to the City Council meeting. Meetings are typically held in City Council Chambers but may occasionally be held in the 4th floor conference room at City Hall, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Please plan to have a representative there to answer questions. Please call 770-794-5669 for confirmation.

2021 HBR Deadline & Meeting Calendar

Downtown Marietta Historic District Ordinance (Article 7-8-8)

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes 


Representative Contact Inform Position
Dorothy Woodruff Phone: 678-488-9986
Email Dorothy Woodruff
Ward 1
May 12, 2023
David Freedman Phone: 770-851-3175
Email David Freedman
Ward 2
May 12, 2023
Rebecca Nash Paden Phone: 404-229-8940
Email Rebecca Paden
Ward 3
May 13, 2022

Ward 4 

Louise Griffin Williams Phone: 404-503-5784
Email Louise Griffin Williams
Ward 5
May 12, 2023
Stacy Smith Phone: 404-822-5305
Email Stacy Smith
Ward 6
May 12, 2023
Martin C. Kendall Phone: 404-606-1936
Email Martin Kendall
Ward 7 
February 8, 2023
Chris Brown Phone: 678-353-4072
Email Chris Brown
Mayor Appointment
January 11, 2023
Johnny Walker Phone: 770-794-5526
Email Johnny Walker
May 13, 2022

The Historic Board of Review is composed of 9 members. The Mayor and members of the Marietta City Council have each nominated one member to the Board. The ninth member of the Board is nominated by the Mayor and the City Council as an "at-large" representative who has demonstrated an expertise or special interest, experience or education in history, architecture or preservation. Members serve their terms without pay. Their duties include preserving, relocating and demolishing historic buildings, constructing new buildings, ensuring visual compatibility factors (such as height, proportion, shapes, scale, etc.) and approving exterior changes to paint colors, signs, awnings, etc. within the district.


The Marietta Board of Review makes decisions regarding the preservation of historic buildings with the historic district set forth in Section 7-8-8-020. The purpose of a historic district is to effectively promote the educational, cultural, economic, aesthetic value and general welfare of the city.

The Marietta Historic Board of Review was created by Marietta municipal ordinance (7-8-8) to help the Downtown Marietta Development Authority consider applications for changes to buildings within the historic district. The historic district is defined in Section 7-8-8-020 of the Marietta municipal code. It is within the downtown Marietta district, but considerably smaller.

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