Civil Service Board


Annual meetings (Special called meetings may be requested by chairman, if necessary.)

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.


Contact Information
James T. Martin
Post 1 (Appointed by Council)
Term expires December 31, 2024
(H) 770-427-7457
(C 770-289-0203
Email James Martin
1150 Button Hill Road, Kennesaw 30152
E. Darden Borders
Post 2 (Nominated by Fire and Police)
Term expires December 31, 2024
(H) 770-480-7918
(F) 770-480-7918
Email E Borders
981 Allgood Road, 30062
James Tarvin
Post 3 (Appointed by Council)
Term expires December 31, 2025
((H) 770-426-6924
(C) 404-625-8081
Email James Tarvin
770 Sugar Springs Lane, 30008
Paul J. Southern, ChairmanPost 4 (Nominated by Fire and Police)
Term expires December 31, 2025
(C) 404-414-1177
Email Paul Southern 
35 Hazel Street, 30064
Philip D. Hynninen

Post 5 (Nominated by Board)
Term expires January 31, 2024
(C) 770-355-6701
Email Philip Hynninen
471 Hardage Farm Drive, 30064
Joseph B. Atkins
Board Attorney
(O) 770-422-3233
(F) 770-423-4199
Email Joe Atkins
 288 Washington Avenue NE, 30060
Stephanie Guy
Board Clerk(O) 770-794-5525
Email Stephanie Guy
205 Lawrence Street NE
Davy Godfrey, HR and Risk Management DirectorStaff770-794-5567
Tim Milligan, Fire ChiefStaff770-794-5451
Dan Flynn, Police ChiefStaff770-794-5351

This board consists of five members, all of whom are appointed by the City Council: two nominated via election by Police and Fire (Posts 2 and 4); two appointed by Council  (Posts 1 and 3); and one nominated by the other four board members (Post 5). Selection of Post 5 member must be in writing and signed by the members. If no majority vote is made within 30 days, all four members shall be removed from the board. 



  • Posts 1-4: Three years (Term begins January 1 and ends December 31)
  • Post 5: 1 year (Term begins February 1 and ends January 31)

As set forth in Charter section 4.15.


The eligibility requirements to be a member of the Marietta Civil Service Board are:

  • Cannot hold any elected governmental position, or be employed by a municipal or county government
  • Cannot be less than 25 years of age
  • Must be a bona fide resident and qualified voter of Marietta
  • Cannot have an immediate family member serving in an elected position with Marietta or have an immediate family member who is currently employed by a city department or a department properly designated as under Civil Service Board jurisdiction, as set forth in Section 4.14 of the charter of the city of Marietta.


  • $125 per month


Download and submit an application (PDF) to the City Clerk's Office


The Civil Service Board oversees public hearings for any non-probationary member of the fire department below the rank of deputy chief or of the police department below the rank of deputy chief that has been removed, discharged, demoted, adversely affected by the promotional process or involuntarily retired except for cause upon written charges or complaint.