Marietta News for June 2018

Sharing news from Marietta, GA. published June 12, 2018



Cobb Executive Women (CEW) presented its 2018 Woman of Distinction Award to Holly Tuchman, CEO and Executive Director of liveSAFE Resources. The Woman of Distinction Award recognizes a woman who has demonstrated exceptional leadership through her professional endeavors, community involvement, thereby supporting and advancing her community and respective fields. The award was presented at the Cobb Chamber’s May First Monday Breakfast event, sponsored by S.A. White Oil Company, Inc.

Holly Tuchman has served as the CEO and Executive Director of liveSAFE Resources since 2007. She has over 25 years of experience in both for the profit and not for profit arenas.  She has led the efforts to streamline the programs and services of liveSAFE Resources in her 11-year tenure, allowing the organization to focus solely on serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as successfully undertaking a $7.2M capital campaign to renovate the organization’s facilities and a complete renaming of the organization so it can better achieve its goals. Tuchman announced her retirement from liveSAFE Resources earlier this year.

As a Cobb County resident, Tuchman is actively involved in her local community, serving numerous civic organizations and community-based efforts in the following capacities: Chair for Georgia Commission on Family Violence, Board Co-Chair at Cobb Continuum of Care, past President of Marietta Kiwanis, Co-Chair of SPLOST 2005, past President of Leadership Cobb Alumni Association, past Chairwoman of Cobb Executive Women, Co-Chair of Cobb Youth Leadership, and past president of Marietta Civitan Club.

Tuchman was recognized as “One of 75 Outstanding Women of Cobb” from Junior League in 2008 and received the Chairman’s Award from the Cobb Chamber in 2005. Tuchman received the Mary Aven Award from Cobb County Republican Women in 2005 and received the President’s Award and Civitan of the Year Award from Marietta Civitan in 1992.
Tuchman’s passion for supporting non-profits and the causes she is most passionate about has been demonstrated through her service as: Executive Director for the March of Dimes, Chief Development Officer for Cobb Family Resources and her work at liveSAFE Resources. Service is a banner that Tuchman has carried throughout her professional career. “Holly exemplifies servant leadership and has demonstrated transformational change as a leader,” said Cobb Executive Women Chair, Kelly Wilson.
Pictured above: l-r Kelly Wilson, Trey Sanders, Holly Tuchman, Sharon Mason, Tracey Rathbone.


Visitors to Marietta’s William Root House Museum & Garden will have the opportunity to see the home as it may have appeared at the time of the American Civil War. The house, which was used as a hospital for wounded Confederate soldiers, was abandoned by the Root family in June 1864. Left to the advancing Union Army, the home survived the burning of downtown Marietta by Union troops in November 1864. During this special exhibit, the ransacked parlor and dining room will show what the Root family may have left behind after fleeing from Marietta. Guided tours will focus on the experience of the Root family and life in Marietta during the Civil War. The exhibit is included in the cost of regular museum admission.

This exhibit will be on display at the William Root House Museum & Garden through July 7, 2018. For more information call 770-426-4982 or visit The Root House is located at 80 N. Marietta Parkway, Marietta, 30060.

Red, White, & Blue
Pop-In at the Marietta Museum of History:

The Marietta Museum of History will be hosting its monthly Pop-In for Family Fun event on Saturday June 16th from 10:30am-3:30pm. Let’s get patriotic during this Pop-In! With Flag Day in June and Independence Day shortly after, we will have crafts and activities all about our flag and nation. This is a great way to escape the summer heat. Pop-In’s provide children and their families the opportunity to interact with the Museum through themed activities and crafts.

Admission to the Museum during the Pop-In will be $5 per person with a family cap of $20! Event takes place at the Marietta Museum of History. 1 Depot Street, Marietta, GA 30060. The MMH is right off the Marietta Square and the entrance faces the railroad tracks. To find out more, call 770-794-5710 or visit


The Marietta Police Department is pleased to announce its upcoming Citizens Police Academy. The semiannual program provides citizens of Marietta with an opportunity to experience and take an in-depth look at what it is like to be a police officer.

During the program, participants will get an overview of various units within the police department and learn about multiple topics such as: Crime Analysis, Narcotics, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), Crime Interdiction Unit, Investigative Services, Traffic Enforcement, Community Response Unit, K-9 Unit, Crime Scene Processing, and much more.

The eleven-week program is FREE of charge and is scheduled to begin on July 26, 2018. Classes will be held every Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Marietta Police Department for eleven weeks.
The Academy is open to residents, and business or property owners of the City of Marietta pending a background check. Applications are available at the front desk of the Marietta Police Department (240 Lemon Street), or online at

Anyone with questions about the program should contact the Citizens Police Academy Coordinator, Officer P. Hill, at 770-794-5356 or via email at


Sharon Mason, President and CEO of the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce, shared her insights into the future of Cobb County at the Marietta Business Association monthly lunch event at the Radisson Hotel in Marietta. Her talk took us back to the recession in 2009, where we had 9.6% unemployment, and Cobb just wasn’t a cool place to live for young people.
Transitioning from the VP of the Chamber into COO, Mason was an integral part of the team that worked to create a better plan. The goal was to make Cobb County the best place to live, work and play. A few of the initiatives to achieve this were:

Project Dobbins – to protect the 20,000 jobs and the impact those jobs have on our economy; Comprehensive Job Creation Plan; Workforce Development; Cobb Edge (now Select Cobb); IgniteHQ in Marietta
Through these initiatives, Cobb has seen an increase of 22,253 new jobs, with $2.2 billion in private investments and a 26% increase in under 40 (millennials) population. Much of this has been accomplished through partnerships with business associations, Marietta City Economic Development team, Marietta City Schools College and Career Academy, CHOA, and others. Mason is committed to these and the new initiatives that have made, and will continue to make Cobb County THE best place to live, work and play.

The next MBA meeting will be held on Monday June 25 at the Radisson Hotel, Marietta. Register online at