Monday, May 6, 2013
Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon will be recognizing educators, volunteers and students from 13 Smyrna area schools Monday evening.
A group of teachers, students and volunteers from 13 Smyrna area schools will be honored tonight with Mayor's Education Awards. City of Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon and council members will hold an Education Awards Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. today at the City Hall, followed by the regular City Council meeting at 7:30 p.m. Outstanding students, staff members and volunteers from 12 Smyrna area schools in the Cobb County School District in addition to a public charter school, the International Academy of Smyrna, will be recognized for their academic achievement, dedication and volunteer service. Bacon created the Mayor's Education Award program in late 2005 to acknowledge the academic achievement, outstanding service and contributions of Smyrna …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Three people from each school in the Smyrna area were given the Mayor's Education Award at a ceremony Monday night.
Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon on Monday night recognized a student, teacher and volunteer from 12 schools in the Smyrna area as recipients of the 2012 Mayor's Education Awards. "The schools are what really drive our community," Bacon said during his welcome to the standing room only crowd. In addition to schools in the Cobb County School District, the event this year included International Academy of Smyrna, a public charter school, and Whitefield Academy. Bacon created the Mayor's Education Award in 2005 to recognize the exceptional academic achievement of Smyrna students, and contributions from staff and volunteers. The award recipients were selected by principals from the 12 schools.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon will be presenting the Mayor's Education Award to a group of local teachers, students and volunteers on Dec. 3.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
City of Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon will honor a group of local teachers, students and volunters with the Mayor’s Education Award on Monday, Dec. 3, at the City Hall. The event will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by the awards ceremony at 6:30. Awards will be presented in the categories of student, staff and volunteer for the semester from each of the 12 Smyrna area schools with the addition of International Academy of Smyrna, a public charter school. Recipients are recognized for their academic achievement, dedication and volunteer service. Bacon created the Mayor's Education Award in late 2005 to acknowledge the exceptional academic achievement of Smyrna students, and contributions from staff and volunteers. “I am excited about …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
“I think the employees need to have a comfort level to know that their elected officials have their best interest at heart.’’ - Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon
Smyrna Finance Director Robert Porche told the city council last week that through the first six months of the fiscal year, the city is operating at a much more efficient pace this year than last. “Our revenue is down, but we’re spending a lot less,’’ Porche told Mayor Max Bacon and the council. “The sentiment here is that we need to live within our means.” Through Dec. 31, 2011, the City of Smyrna collected $26.1 million during the current fiscal year as opposed to $26.3 million last year. “Revenue is down as expected, however, expenditures are down,’’ Porche said. “We’ve expended $17.04 million, which is $683,000 less than we expended at this time last year.’’ He went on to explain how the city had collected 97 percent of its property …
Friday, January 6, 2012
The Smyrna mayor and city council left town Friday for a retreat to discuss future goals for the city.
A few days from taking their oaths of office, Smyrna’s mayor and city council departed for Athens Friday afternoon for a one-day retreat to discuss the future goals for the Jonquil City. With four new council members – Andrea Blustein, Ron Fennel, Susan Wilkinson and Corkey Welch – it’s a transitional time for Smyrna’s government. In addition to those four, council members Teri Anulewicz, Wade Lnenicka and Melleny Pritchett were set to join Mayor Max Bacon, City Administrator Eric Taylor, City Attorney Scott Cochran and City Clerk Susan Hiott in Athens. “I’m excited about this new council and them bringing in new ideas,’’ Bacon said Thursday. “We’ve never had this much change with the council.’’ Truly there’s going to be a learning curve …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
“I’m very proud and honored and very humbled to return as mayor. I look forward to this new council moving forward as the old council did so much to make our city a better city." - Mayor Max Bacon
Smyrna’s four newest elected officials took their seats Tuesday night during a swearing-in ceremony at City Hall. But before Mayor Max Bacon, all seven council members and other city officials took the oath of office from Superior Court Judge Adele Grubbs, three of the four outgoing council members said their final goodbyes. Said outgoing Councilman Jimmy Smith of Ward 5, “To the four new council members, tonight is about you. The next meeting and the meetings thereafter are about the city. You were elected by your ward that you support and serve the entire city, so the best of luck to you.’’ Taking the oath of office for the first time on Tuesday evening were council members Andrea Blustein, Ward 2; Corkey Welch, Ward 4; Susan Wilkinson, …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Mayor Bacon says a town hall meeting is coming soon in 2012 as the council bids adieu to a quartet of outgoing members at a 5 p.m. reception today at Brawner Hall.
The final Smyrna city council meeting of 2011 is tonight, as four members with a combined 56 years of service will be saying their final goodbyes. Dr. Ron Newcomb, Ward 2, and Charles Pete Wood, Ward 7, have each served on the council since 1991. Mike McNabb, Ward 4, and Jimmy Smith, Ward 5, have spent the last eight years on the council. Newcomb, Wood and Smith did not seek reelection while McNabb was defeated in a runoff. In recognition of their service to Smyrna, the city is hosting a reception for them at Brawner Hall at 3180 Atlanta Road on today from 5 - 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited. All the Smyrna city council members are planning to attend, including the four newly elected ones. The council …
Monday, November 21, 2011
The Smyrna City Council is meeting Monday night for the first time since this month's general election that resulted in a landslide victory for Mayor Max Bacon.
The final Smyrna City Council meeting of the month is tonight and on the agenda will be the approval of the recording of the official general election results from Nov. 8. The 7:30 p.m. meeting will also be televised live on Charter Communications Public Access Channel 19 and the full agenda can be viewed here. The Cobb Board of Elections verified Friday that Ward 1 Councilwoman Melleny Pritchett defeated challenger John Miller to retain her council seat. Council members Teri Anulewicz and Wade Lnenicka from Wards 3 and 6 respectively, ran unopposed and again will be sworn in in January. Likewise for newcomer Andrea Blustein, who ran unopposed for the Ward 2 council seat. There will be at least three new council members and possibly four, …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
In our continuing coverage of the 2011 election, Smyrna-Vinings Patch provides here a profile of one of the three candidates running for mayor of Smyrna.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Smyrna’s general election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 and a record 19 candidates are on the ballot. In their words, candidates have been introducing themselves here at Patch. Today, we have Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon, who is running against Alex Backry and Donna Short Woodham. The following comes with permission from Mayor Bacon’s website. “I have worked for the citizens of Smyrna for more than 30 years. My heart and soul is here in Smyrna where I was born and have lived all my life. It has been an honor and privilege to serve you. I hope you will give me the opportunity to continue serving you.” Vote to continue the leadership you have come to expect. When first becoming Mayor of Smyrna, Mayor Bacon had a vision of a revitalized …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Smyrna-Vinings Patch asks if changes are warranted during the citizen input portion of Smyrna City Council meetings?
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
OK, so according to a small blurb in today’s Marietta Daily Journal, Monday’s Cobb commission work session included an interesting item. It seems it was decided that during the public comment portion of future meetings, if an individual becomes abusive and/or makes personal attacks, County Attorney Dorothy Bishop can now step in and provide a quicker “hook.’’ Like Smyrna City Council meetings, speakers are given three minutes to speak their peace at county commission meetings. And like Smyrna City Council meetings, things can get a little testy and personal during the citizen input portion. The change came in response to when a speaker went personally at Chairman Tim Lee at a Sept. 27 board meeting, voicing his displeasure that Lee wasn’t …