Historic Board of Review


The Marietta Historic Board of Review usually meets on the Monday the week prior to the City Council meeting. Meetings are typically held in City Council Chambers but may occasionally be held in the 4th floor conference room at City Hall, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Please plan to have a representative there to answer questions. Please call 770-794-5669 for confirmation.

2023 HBR Deadline & Meeting Calendar

Downtown Marietta Historic District Ordinance (Article 7-8-8)

Agendas & Minutes

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

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes 


RepresentativeContact InformPosition
Dorothy WoodruffPhone: 678-488-9986
Email Dorothy Woodruff
Ward 1
May 13, 2025
David FreedmanPhone: 770-851-3175
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Ward 2
May 13, 2025
Rebecca Nash PadenPhone: 404-229-8940
Email Rebecca Paden
Ward 3
May 16, 2024
Jim TrimblePhone: 678-591-4530
Email Jim Trimble
Ward 4 
March 10, 2024
Jesse D. Bonner, Jr.Phone: 678-596-3803
Email Jesse Bonner
Ward 5
May 13, 2025
Stacy SmithPhone: 404-822-5305
Email Stacy Smith
Ward 6
May 13, 2025
Martin C. KendallPhone: 404-606-1936
Email Martin Kendall
Ward 7 
February 12, 2025
Chris BrownPhone: 678-353-4072
Email Chris Brown
Mayor's Appointment
February 12, 2025
Johnny WalkerPhone: 770-794-5526
Email Johnny Walker
May 16, 2024

The Historic Board of Review is composed of 9 members. The Mayor and members of the Marietta City Council have each nominated one member to the Board. The ninth member of the Board is nominated by the Mayor and the City Council as an "at-large" representative who has demonstrated an expertise or special interest, experience or education in history, architecture or preservation. Members serve their terms without pay. Their duties include preserving, relocating and demolishing historic buildings, constructing new buildings, ensuring visual compatibility factors (such as height, proportion, shapes, scale, etc.) and approving exterior changes to paint colors, signs, awnings, etc. within the district.


The Marietta Board of Review makes decisions regarding the preservation of historic buildings with the historic district set forth in Section 7-8-8-020. The purpose of a historic district is to effectively promote the educational, cultural, economic, aesthetic value and general welfare of the city.

The Marietta Historic Board of Review was created by Marietta municipal ordinance (7-8-8) to help the Downtown Marietta Development Authority consider applications for changes to buildings within the historic district. The historic district is defined in Section 7-8-8-020 of the Marietta municipal code. It is within the downtown Marietta district, but considerably smaller.

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