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Board Members

Amazing Talents

Once the bill was signed into law, community leaders began an effort to educate voters about the benefits of cityhood and to dispel myths.  The Committee for City of Mableton was formed with the state as a campaign organization.  The name of the campaign is MabletonYES!

MabletonYES! is the combination of dedicated residents for a place they love. We are a collection with diverse backgrounds, abilities, and strengths that have a singular purpose in mind. That purpose is to make sure our communities thrive in the areas of economic growth, education, philanthropy, public safety, the arts, and infrastructure.  We are hopeful that together we can help turn our home into The City of Mableton.



William is a 40 year resident of Mableton, GA. He has a special connection to the area with over 100 family members once residing within Mableton and Austell. He has fond memories of playing baseball at Wallace Park and The Lions Club, seeing his first movie at The Hilltop Cinema, and Bowling at Mableton Lanes.  William is a graduate of Georgia State University with a Master in Business Administration along with a Master in Health Administration. He founded a telecommunication company that he later sold.  Currently he is a consultant with various industries. He volunteers with his mother's charitable organization to provide food and clothing to children in need along with several homeless communities.  William loves South Cobb because it is home. "There is no better example of a diverse group of backgrounds working together than in Mableton."


Rep. Erica Thomas

Vice Chair

Erica Thomas is the Georgia State Representative of District 39. She is also the founder of Speak Out Loud, a local nonprofit dedicated to giving a voice to foster children. She was recognized by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN), as a Nonprofit Leader and given the 30 under 30 Award for 2016.  Rep. Thomas was instrumental in getting House Bill 839 passed for the incorporation of The City of Mableton.  She is an advocate for the community and works everyday for the continued progress and success of her neigbors.


Leroy "Tre" Hutchins


Leroy (Tre') Hutchins has been a resident of Cobb County for nearly 35 years, attending Brumby Elementary, East Cobb Middle School, Lindley Middle School and graduating from Pebblebrook High School and the Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts in 1994. Tre', as he is affectionately known, serves the community which helped raise him, as well as his sons; Edward (25), Wesley (23), Kimo (13) and Marlon (12).He is an advocate for public schools and can be found serving our area South Cobb schools [in many capacities] Currently, Tre'currently serves on the Cobb County School District Board of Education for Post 3, representing schools in Mableton, Austell and Powder Springs. Tre’ serves on several Boards to include, Georgia PTA, Austell Community Taskforce (ACT), South Cobb Council of PTA, Bryant Elementary PTA, Lindley Middle School PTSA, Community in Schools Marietta Cobb County, as well as a State Advisory Panel member the Georgia Department of Education for Special Education. Tre’ is also a recent graduate of Leadership Cobb, class of 2022.

“South Cobb is my village! There's no better place for me to raise my family than in greater South Cobb."



Galt moved to South Cobb in 2010 from the Acworth area. Galt quickly recognized the advantages of living in South Cobb, such as friendly people, easy access to downtown Atlanta and Hartsfield-Jackson. At the same time, he couldn’t help but notice the challenges of South Cobb as compared to the rest of the county. Upon moving to South Cobb, Galt immediately started attending community meetings and getting involved. Galt represented District 4 on the Cobb County Planning Commission for 8 years, where he was elected Chairman by his peers. Galt also served on the Cobb County Board of Zoning Appeals, Community Advisory Council for the South Cobb Redevelopment Authority, on the Stakeholder and Technical Committee for the Cobb County Comprehensive Transportation Plan and a board member of the South Cobb Alliance. While living in Texas, he served as a publicly elected director of a municipal utility district. Galt graduated from The Ohio State University with a major in Real Estate and Urban Analysis. His professional career has included positions in sales, marketing, operations and executive management. Market segment experience includes systems and professional services to local government, systems and information services to real estate professionals, as well as import and national distribution of products. He is a licensed real estate broker, state registered appraiser and a member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors. “South Cobb is a diamond in the ruff, ready to be made the shining gem of Georgia.”

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