One such person is Albert McRae, III from Mableton who attended Pebblebrook High School in the early 1990s.
"Cobb is a great place to live in, when you know of all the activities and work that is going on to serve the people," Smitherman said.
The program honors Cobb residents who are making a difference in various communities by meeting a need and promoting diversity.
The amount of nominees has gone up each year, Smitherman said. The first year had around 10 nominations, but this year's list includes more than 20 people.
Hill Community Center, west of Cumberland, will have the event.
Chairperson Patty Smitherman, who has lived in Cobb since 1988 and taught Spanish for twelve years at Marietta High School, said the council had been inactive for a number of years. The idea for the community awards came during a reorganization in 2011.
"A lot of times the person is the spark," Smitherman said.
This year's nominees
The fourth annual Creating Community Awards, taking place on the evening of March 20, is organized by The Cobb Community Relations Council, a 24 member board that was created in 1989 by the Cobb Board of Commissioners.
The group nominations are not separated from individuals also nominated.
The location picked to host the awards ceremony changes each year, moving between the county commissioner districts.
Smitherman said she is "astonished" by the quality of nominees this year.
"Each year we have one district that has a few more nominees, but it has shifted around," said Smitherman, who thinks the more aware the public is of the honor, the broader the representation will be.
This year's keynote speaker is Moanica Caston, vice president of diversity and inclusion with Georgia Power.
The selection process
and accepted," Smitherman said. "I think the community works better when we don't have walls between us."
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Two years ago, Piedmont Church west of Canton Road represented Commissioner JoAnn Birrell's district, and last year the Cobb County Safety Village south of Powder Springs Road represented Commissioner Helen Goreham's district.
Nominees from a previous year can be renominated for following years, which Smitherman said is a common occurrence. But, if a candidate has won, they are not eligible for the award again.
According to the Creating Community Awards nomination form, the individual or group being considered should exhibit leadership and inspire "actions that will create long term benefits for Cobb citizens."
MARIETTA Individuals and organizations who dedicate their time to promote multiculturalism and diversity in Cobb will be honored by the county commissioners.
This year's list is a mix of nonprofit and governmental groups, such as the Visual Arts Department of the Cobb County School District, Campbell High School Habitat for Humanity, the Acworth Parks and Recreation Department and the TPO Project Legal Aid of Cobb County.
The person nominating the honorees should describe the community and diversity issue it faces, the strategies used by the nominee to gain community involvement, the other groups that came together to cooperate with the "innovative actions," and the positive outcomes resulting from the change.
Most of the nominated individuals have created a program, Smitherman said, which means the honoree really represents a large group of people doing the good work.
create a stronger and safer community.
"It is on an upward track that is for sure," Smitherman said.
The Community Relations Council is not focused on highlighting differences, but diversity. Overall, unity allows the government to function better and attracts businesses to the county, Smitherman said.
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