Following its Election Year tradition, MIC announced the 2018 Candidates Forum to be held May 3rd at 7pm at the South Cobb Community Center, 620 Lions Club Drive in Mableton. Candidates running in the May 22 primary for the state legislature, school board and countywide offices representing Mableton will be invited to meet the public and answer their questions. Mark your calendars now and be sure to attend. Are you a candidate? Contact Joel Cope for more information.
The Marietta-Roswell Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a nonpartisan organization, will be at MIC’s Annual Meeting on March 26th to register new voters for the upcoming primary and general elections this year. If you are already registered, but have moved or changed your name, they can help with that too! Be sure to bring your government-issued ID.
Georgia’s Primary Election Day is Tuesday, May 22nd. Are you registered to vote? Our ability to select our leaders is the bedrock of our democracy – and YOU need to be a part of it. If you are not registered to vote – or if you have moved since you last voted – now is the time to register.
The election on May 22nd will be to choose the Democratic and Republican candidates for the General Election in November. In Mableton, there are multiple candidates from one party for School Board Post 2 (Susan Thayer is not running for re-election) and several legislative seats, too.
For more information about voter registration and the primary election, visit Cobb County Elections online.
On Monday, March 26 at 7pm the Mableton Improvement Coalition will hold its Annual Community Meeting at the South Cobb Community Center, 620 Lions Club Drive in Mableton. The topic for the evening will be “Redeveloping Mableton’s Commercial Center”. Public officials and economic development experts will discuss the tools and trends for supporting existing businesses and attracting new business to Mableton. Residents, developers and business owners should plan to attend and bring their questions and ideas for Mableton’s business future. Also on the agenda will be the election of new Board members. Applications have been submitted and the proposed slate will be announced prior to the meeting.
MIC’s Community Garden is located on Floyd Road across from the historic Mable House and will be open for new members this year. The first garden meeting is March 24th at 11am at Quick Tax Professionals, 6108 Mableton Parkway. If you want to grow your own veggies and make new friends, this is the place for you! Contact Terri Carter, Garden Leader at 770 528-4070 or by email.
Plans are moving ahead for Mableton’s trail network. A multipurpose trail along Mableton Parkway from Factory Shoals to the Chattahoochee River has received funding from the Atlanta Regional Commission. Cobb County is working with the Trust for Public Land and the City of Atlanta to develop a master plan for the Chattahoochee River corridor from Buford Dam to Chattahoochee Bend State Park. Part of that project will produce design plans for the trail from Mableton Parkway south along Discovery Boulevard to the new county park at Nickajack Creek. When completed, these trails will create a path from the Chattahoochee River, through Mableton, up Floyd Road to the Silver Comet! Click here for a map of Cobb County trails.