City Leaders Appoint Citizens to Study Issues

The committee will recommend ideas for quiet railroad crossings, treescapes, trash management, parking and traffic around Marietta Square.

Marietta Mayor Steve Tumlin and City Council appointed a committee to recommend ideas for possibly creating one or more quiet railroad crossings in Marietta, "treescapes," trash management and improvement to replace dumpsters downtown, traffic and parking enhancements around the Square and other improvements near the Square.

The committee, which will serve for 12 months, held their first meeting Oct. 1 and elected a chairman, vice chairman and secretary and scheduled their upcoming meetings.

The city will provide the necessary staff to help the committee with the issues they work on, city manager Bill Bruton said.

Committee members

  • Marietta Visitors Bureau executive director Theresa Jenkins, appointed by Mayor Tumlin
  • John Rossiter, appointed by Ward 1 City Councilwoman Annette Lewis
  • Mike Pattelle, appointed by Ward 2 City Councilman Grif Chalfant
  • Lloyd Hildreth, appointed by Ward 3 City Councilman Johnny Sinclair
  • Marilyn Massey, appointed by Ward 4 City Councilman Andy Morris
  • Leon Leak, appointed by Ward 5 City Councilman Anthony Coleman
  • Former Marietta mayor Bill Dunaway, appointed by Ward 6 City Councilman Jim King
  • Carey Cox, appointed by Ward 7 City Councilman Philip Goldstein
  • Paula Shea and Tom Browning, appointed by Downtown Marietta Development Authority
  • Kee Carlisle, appointed by Downtown Branding Project
  • Marietta First Baptist administration director Phyllis Miller, appointed by churches in downtown area
  • Marietta Pizza Company operator Kelly Contreras, appointed to represent restaurant operators in downtown area
  • Marietta Wine Market owner Randall Heard, appointed to represent merchants in downtown area


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