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Wendy Kennedy, Dean
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Roger B. Marietta

Roger Marietta was elected to the Albany City Commission Ward # 4 Seat on November 6th, 2007 and reelected to a second term on Nov. 8th, 2011. He began a new four year term on January 9th, 2012. He has cut taxes, increased the numbers of police officers, voted for the new Gang Unit, worked to protect neighborhoods, helped create the new 311 customer service system, he has supported the Albany Fire Dept. 100% resulting in an extremely low ISO rating for property owners throughout the City, he has supported improved Code Enforcement, he has supported improvements in Public Works resulting in improved garbage service, yard waste recycling, and waste water management; finally, Commissioner Marietta helped launch SPLOST VI which will update all the public safety institutions in the County, deal with storm-water and waste-water issues, and improve recreation and park development. Marietta has worked tirelessly to create job and personally worked to fix the sign ordinance, voted for the new small business development office, supported the Business First initiative, and worked for the new Airport Terminal. Commissioner Marietta also serves on the Dougherty County Board of Health, the Pension Review Board, and the Solid Waste Committee.

From 1992 until present, Roger Marietta has served as an Associate Professor of Political Science at Darton College in Albany, Georgia. Roger has received several awards including NISOD Award of Excellence (1998), Outstanding Service to the College Award (2003), and Student Services Award (2001, 2004). Roger is a Past Commander of American Legion Post 30, a member of the Porterfield Intercessory Prayer Group and Porterfield United Methodist Church, a member of the Lake Loretta Recreation Club, and a member of the Lake Park Neighborhood Watch.

Previously, Roger taught as an adjunct at Perimeter College (1989 to 1992), Clayton State College (1989 to 1992); and as a Graduate Teaching assistant at Georgia State University (1986 to 1991).

In 1988 he was elected as Mayor, City of Fayetteville, Georgia, where his Administration accomplishments included: developing a land use plan, lowering the crime rate, implementing a ground water project, balancing the budget, instituting a 5 year Capital Improvements Plan, and inaugurating a citywide recycling program. Roger served one term as Mayor and then ran for U.S. Congress 6th District, Georgia.

Roger was selected for the Presidential Management Intern Program in 1984 and worked for the U.S. Army Forces Command until 1989. He provided review and analysis on defense planning documents including the Army Plan and analyzed organizational problems and developed solutions. He rapidly advanced from GS -7 to GS-13 in 5 years.

From 1983 until 1984, Roger was a graduate student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pennsylvania. He received the Masters of Arts in Political Science in 1984. He interned with the U.S. Congressman’s District Office.

Roger served as a Supply Officer in the United States Navy from 1977 until 1982. His service was completed on the Island of Guam, the USS Guam (LPH-9), and on the staff of Commander, Amphibious Group TWO. Roger finished his Naval Service as a Lieutenant (O-3) and is a Disabled Veteran.

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