At a special call meeting on Tuesday, July 2, the Kennesaw City Council elected Matthew J. Riedemann to fill the Post 4 Council seat held by Bill Thrash who died May 22 of cancer. Riedemann formerly chaired the Kennesaw Development Authority and will serve on the Council until the term expires December 31. The seat will be up for election in November.
Matt writes, “I have been serving on the Kennesaw Development Authority Board for 2 ½ years working on projects throughout Kennesaw, including attracting new business and developments while working to retain the business’ that are already in the city of Kennesaw.
I am humbled and honored that I have been appointed to serve the remainder of the late Bill Thrash’s term on the Kennesaw City Council. Bill had great visions for the city – and while I know that I will never be able to fill his shoes; I do share in his passion for a strong, vibrant, and beautiful city. I believe my tenure with the Kennesaw Development Authority Board has given me the opportunity to grow and learn which will allow me to foster our city’s strides in becoming Georgia’s premier place to live, work, play, and raise a family. I look forward to working alongside our city’s top-notch Council Members and Mayor.”
Riedemann is a graduate of Bryn Athyn College. He is a real estate professional who began his career in 1992 as a Quality Manager and Associate Builder with John Wieland Homes & Neighborhoods. In 1999, he was elected to the prestigious John Wieland Homes & Neighborhoods President Club. In 2008, he founded Ashford Capital Partners, allowing him to focus on the unprecedented opportunities in the distressed real estate market.
Matt, his wife Beth and daughter Noelle have been Kennesaw residents since 2002; the family resides in the Legacy Park subdivision. He is a member of the North Cobb Rotary Club.