JANUARY KBA LUNCHEON will be held on Tuesday, January 14 at the KSU Continuing Ed Bldg. We are honored to have Mayor Derek Easterling give the State of the Kennesaw address, focusing on the accomplishments of 2019. Lunch will be catered by Carrabbas Italian Grill and the sponsor is Loud Security. Lunch service begins at 11:30. Please RSVP at The public is invited to attend. This is one of our largest lunches of the year. Kennesaw Mayor, Derek Easterling will be presenting our State of the City of Kennesaw address.


Derek Easterling is originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1980 and served as a submariner, where he rapidly advanced his career. In 1990, he was selected for the Naval Officer Indoctrination Course. He attained the rank of Lieutenant and completed his service through an early retirement option in 1996. His decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, and the Navy Achievement Medal.
In 2003, Derek completed law enforcement officer training and joined the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff where he served until 2010. He relocated to Tampa in 2010 to care for an aging parent where he accepted a position as a Hillsborough County School District Field Inspector. In 2012, he returned to Georgia and was employed as a Security Supervisor for Kennestone WellStar Hospital until April of 2015.

Derek has a Masters of Education in Secondary Education and teaches Leadership and Social Studies at Awtrey Middle School.  Derek was reelected 2019 and starts his second four-year term January 2020.


Kennesaw Parks Winter/Spring Registration Open

 Kennesaw Parks & Recreation’s Winter/Spring Class Registration is now open. Resident and non- residents can register online or in person at the Ben Robertson Community Center, located at 2753 Watts Drive in Kennesaw.

The Winter/Spring season runs through Saturday, April 25. All City of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation activities are open to the public. This season offers a wide array of activities for all ages including running, gymnastics, painting, dance, tai chi, photography, karate, pottery, tennis and more.

Register online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at It is fast, easy, convenient and environmentally friendly. Our new software CivicRec is extremely user friendly. Registration also allows users to receive emails to stay up-to-date. Be sure to create an account. On Desktop, select “Log In/Create Account,” then select “Create Your KPR Account” or on Mobile, select “Account,” then select “Sign Up.” Select account setup preferences then build, customize and add family members to the account. Add an email and phone number to receive notifications (cancellations, closings, etc.)

Regular office hours at the Ben Robertson Community Center are Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit or call Kennesaw Parks & Recreation at (770) 422-9714.