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Cobb County Manager, Dr. Jackie McMorris, named Woman of the Year


The 2022 LiveSafe Woman of the Year is Cobb County Manager Dr. Jackie McMorris who was officially honored during the nonprofit’s annual awards program at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center. 

LiveSafe Resources is a nonprofit committed to providing safety and healing to those impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse. 

An independent panel selected McMorris from among 15 honorees who “represent the business, medicine, education, government, and not-for-profit sectors.” 

McMorris served as Deputy County Manager before being appointed by the Commission to Cobb County Manager in March 2020. She has been doing a stellar job managing county government and is credited with implementing the first diversity, equity, and inclusion program for Cobb County Government. She also served as a board member for Marietta Mentoring for Leadership and the Wellstar Kennestone Regional Board. 

The complete list of honorees include: 

♦ Callie Andrews, Chief Operating Officer, Wellstar Kennestone and Wellstar Windy Hill Hospitals

♦ Irene Barton, executive director, Cobb Collaborative

♦ Kelly Bodner, Title 1 academic coach, Cobb County School District

♦ Katy Ruth Camp, director of marketing and public relations, MUST Ministries

♦ Kris Delaney, vice president of marketing and corporate communications, Cobb EMC

♦ Jessica Gill, executive director, Northwest Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity

♦ Dorie Griggs, registry chaplain, Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital and Chaplain, Roswell Fire Department

♦ Secret Holland, vice president of human resources, Gas-South LLC

♦ Barbara LoRusso, director of client development, LoRusso Law Firm

♦ Takecia McDuffie, technical sergeant and career advisor, United State Air Force, 336th Recruiting Squadron

♦ Jackie McMorris, county manager, Cobb County Government

♦ Elba Pareja-Gallagher, sustainability director of stakeholder Engagement, UPS and Founder & CEO, ShowMe50.org.

♦ Tahnicia Phillips, court administrator, Cobb County Magistrate Court

♦ Dalia Racine, district attorney, Douglas County District Attorney’s Office

♦ Susan Treadaway, chief assistant district attorney, Cherokee County District Attorney’s Office

For information on LiveSafe Resources programs and services, or how to be part of the solution, contact 770-427-2902 or visit www.livesaferesources.org. To reach the 24-hour crisis line, call 770-427-3390.


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