City Council

 

Cris Eaton-Welsh
Council Post 1
Term Expires 2015


Tim Killingsworth
Council Post 2
Term Expires 2015


Leonard Church
Council Post 3
Term Expires 2017


 



Debra Williams
Council Post 4
Term Expires 2017




Jim Sebastian
Council Post 5
Term Expires 2017



City Council members are elected "at large" and serve as liaisons to city departments as assigned by the Mayor. One Council member serves as Mayor Pro-Tem, determined by a vote of all five members.  The Mayor Pro-Tem assumes all the duties and powers of the Mayor in his/her absence.

The City Council executes all rights and powers granted the city through its city charter under the self-governing provisions of the Constitution and laws of the State of Georgia. The duties of the City Council include approving all city expenditures, setting the millage rate for property taxes, approving the city's budget, passing ordinances, establishing policies and procedures, and hearing all rezoning and annexation requests.

 

Public Meetings

Wed Jul 16 @ 6:00PM - 06:30PM
City Council Special Call Meeting
Mon Jul 21 @10:30AM -
Public Hearing - Property Tax Increase
Mon Jul 21 @ 6:30PM -
City Council Meeting
Mon Jul 21 @ 6:30PM -
Public Hearing - Property Tax Increase
Wed Jul 30 @ 6:00PM -
City Council Work Session
Mon Aug 04 @ 6:30PM -
City Council Meeting
Wed Aug 13 @11:00AM - 01:00PM
GMA Retirement Fund Discussion
Wed Aug 13 @ 6:00PM -
City Council Work Session
Thu Aug 14 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
Town Hall Meeting
Mon Aug 18 @ 6:30PM -
City Council Meeting
  • Classes at Smith-Gilbert Gardens offer gardening pointers to adults & kids.

  • Kennesaws proud heritage is honored and remembered on the grounds of the City Cemetery.

  • Kennesaw Parks & Recreation will get you moving toward improved fitness and health.

  • Morning dog walking is invigorating and enjoyable at Swift-Cantrell Park.

  • City officials and business owners cut the ribbon to showcase a new opening.

  • Police officers start the recruiting process early.

  • Shop at our Farmers Market for fresh produce, baked goods & other items from May-October.

  • Mayor Mathews invites future community leaders to participate in City Council meetings.

  • The Police Honor Guard is specially trained to represent the department at formal functions.

  • The Civil War era comes to life at the Southern Museum and in annual battle re-enactments.

  • The annual Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival features a Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned contest.

  • Gather your paints brushes or camera and get inspired at Smith-Gilbert Gardens.

  • Enthusiastic and dedicated staff provide first-rate support of the citys trails, parks and facilities.

  • Hundreds of volunteers maintain the beautiful flora at the 16 acre Smith-Gilbert Gardens.

  • The Citys two community parks offer families hours of recreation and relaxation.

  • Children celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree in the Garden at Swift-Cantrell Park.

  • Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park offers a bird-eye view of the city and surrounding area.

  • A new pedestrian underpass provides safe passage between Main St. and the Depot.

  • The City offers free wireless internet in parks & city facilities.

  • The Annual Big Shanty Festival features crafts, food, & shows attracting over 50,000 visitors.