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Kathy Young appointed to Smyrna City Council


Kathy Young was appointed to the Smyrna City Council on June 5, 2023, to serve as Council Member for Ward 7 for the remaining term of Dr. Lewis Wheaton, who was elected in 2019.

Kathy served for eight years on the Smyrna Education Foundation Board and Advisory Council; recently served as an At-Large member on the Board of Posh Pack, Inc.; and currently serves as President of the Campbell High Drama Booster Club.

Kathy is also honored to be an engaged participant in the City of Smyrna’s Racial Trustbuilding Project; a member of the City of Smyrna’s Committee to Honor Fanny Williams; and a member of the inaugural Smyrna Citizens Academy.

Professionally, Kathy serves as a College & Career Consultant for the students at Campbell High School. Kathy’s previous experience includes working for mission-driven organizations across several fields, including economic development; fundraising; volunteer management; and conservation.

Originally from Brunswick, Georgia, Kathy earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Vanderbilt University and a Master’s degree in City Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Kathy and her husband Chuck have lived in Cobb County since 2006.

Since 2012, they have lived in Vinings Estates with their two children (Audrey, a graduate of Campbell High School, and Finn, Campbell High class of 2025).

The Ward 7 vacancy was created when Lewis Wheaton resigned from his post after he moved out of his ward, becoming ineligible to serve.

At a council work session prior to her appointment, Young told the members, “I just want to say thank you for including me, but also just thank you for your consideration … I’ve been very grateful for Dr. Wheaton’s service. As a Ward 7 resident, obviously, I think he did a great job, and just the thoughtfulness that he brought to the public service time was really appreciated by me, and I think a lot of others.”

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