Your May 2021
Community Update!

Don't Forget Senator Rhett
District 33

What's Happening
District 33!
Senator Doc Rhett
NAACP Life Membership Plaque
Cobb NAACP Jeriene Bonner Grimes
Georgia State NAACP President
Rev. James Woodall
Great books to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month -- a celebration recognizing the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture and achievements of the United States.

 Cobb Public Library staff compiled a booklist by and about Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans for all ages!

To view the booklist, visit
Faith leaders in Hispanic community invited to forum with police department

Cobb County Police Department will host a faith forum geared toward our Hispanic community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 18. It will be held at the new Cobb County Police Academy, 2435 East West Connector.

Discussion topics will include:
  • Opportunities and challenges in 2021
  • Presentations available for community leaders
  • Challenges per areas
  • New area crime tendencies
  • Resources available for faith leaders
  • Community Emergency Response Team
  • Chaplains and the community
For more information, view the event flyer by clicking here. You can also contact Officer Raymond Granell-Reyes at 404-218-1622.
Share your input on Cobb's transportation plan

Cobb County last completed a Comprehensive Transportation Plan in 2015 — and much has changed since then. Our population has increased and transportation needs and opinions have shifted within the county and region.

New technologies and transportation solutions are also available that can enhance and transform Cobb’s future transportation system. To leverage these new tools and strategies,

Cobb County and our cities are embarking on CobbForward, the county's Comprehensive Transportation Plan for 2050. Your feedback and participation in CobbForward will help shape the future of transportation investments in Cobb for the next 30 years.

CobbForward is gathering public input on a series of surface transportation (pedestrian, bicycling and trail) and transit projects. Cobb Department of Transportation staff has many ways for you to be involved:


Each district commissioner is also hosting an in-person town hall with Cobb DOT to discuss the CTP:

  • District Three Commissioner JoAnn K. Birrell
  • 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 12
  • Cobb County Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway SE, Marietta

  • District Four Commissioner Monique Sheffield
  • 6:30-8 p.m., Wednesday, May 19
  • Cobb Public Safety Police Training Academy, 2435 East West Connector, Austell

  • District One Commissioner Keli Gambrill
  • 6-8 p.m., Thursday, May 20
  • Lost Mountain Park, 4845 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs

  • District Two Commissioner Jerica Richardson
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 27
  • East Cobb Park, 3322 Roswell Road, Marietta

Special election in June to fill state House of Representatives seat

A special election will be held on Tuesday, June 15 -- in the parts of Cobb County that comprise Georgia House District 34 -- to fill a vacancy due to the resignation of Rep. Bert Reeves. A runoff, if needed, will be held on July 13.

  • This election is not countywide
  • Voters residing in District 34 are eligible to vote: map of District 34
  • The registration cutoff for this special election is May 17
  • Verify your voter registration and your Georgia House District with My Voter Page
  • Call for Special Election by the Secretary of State

 For more information, call 770-528-2581.
Mother Day Celebration
American Legion Update
Our student Athlete, Rajaan Bennett. Gone too soon.
Serving Community & Country!
Senator "Doc" Rhett

Georgia State Senator District 33

Master Sergeant Michael "Doc" Rhett
U. S. Air Force Reserves

Retired Educator

Doctorate Degree: University of Georgia (UGA)

American Legion Post 296 Marietta, Georgia

Officer/Trustee Turner Chapel AME Church Marietta, GA