Board of Lights & Waterworks

  • 12 Noon
  • Monday before the 2nd Wednesday of the month
  • 205 Lawrence Street
    City Council Chambers
    Marietta, GA 30060

Agendas & Minutes  

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


Position Representative Contact Information
Term expires May 8, 2023
Bruce E. Coyle 770-222-6850
Email Bruce E Coyle
Mayor / Chair of Board
Term in Office
Mayor Steve "Thunder" Tumlin
Email Steve "Thunder" Tumlin

P.O. Box 609
Marietta, GA 30061
Term expires October 12, 2020
Michael G. Wilson 770-422-8721
Email Michael G. Wilson
Council Representative
Term expires December 31, 2020
 Andy Morris
 Email Andy Morris
Term expires July 14, 2023
Alice R. Summerour
Email Alice R. Summerour
Term expires March 11, 2022
Terry G. Lee
Email Terry G. Lee
Term expires August 10, 2021
J. Brian Torras
Email J. Brian Torras

BLW General Manager

The governing Board of Lights and Water (BLW) consists of 7 members. The Mayor of the City of Marietta serves as the chairperson and appoints one member of City Council to the Board. The City Council appoints the remaining five members, each of which must receive service from Marietta Power and Water. Three Marietta residents serve on our Board as well as one resident outside the City of Marietta and one business owner. The business owner's business must receive services from Marietta Power and Water, and the owner must live in Cobb County.

Mission of the Board

The Marietta BLW mission is to provide high quality, reliable, and competitive utility services to our customers and a fair return to the citizens of Marietta. We are proud of the use of advancing technologies in our utilities systems and will remain a leader in innovation. We are committed, through sound business practices, to balancing our responsibilities in a professional and ethical manner to the customers we serve, our employees, our community, and our business associates.

The Marietta BLW welcomes customers and visitors to board meetings and is willing to hear any person wishing to address the board.



The board has the power to create, build, operate and supply water systems, electrical systems, cable television systems, sewer systems, telecommunications systems and all other utilities. It shall make all contracts for the city, shall have power to regulate the rates in the city, and shall supply the people of the city with such services at a fair and equitable rate. It shall have power to make any contracts with any other company supplying such services to the city, and to do any and all things necessary to the carrying out of the objects of this article. The board shall take the proceeds of any bonds sold for the purpose of erecting systems and build and erect such systems to the best advantage of the city, and if it thinks best and proper, can purchase and acquire any property now owned and operated by any other company. 



Four years for citizen and nonresident members, all appointed by Council; Council member to be appointed by Mayor and approved by majority of Council for 1-year term (appointed in January of each year). Vacancies for unexpired terms for citizen and nonresident members for 4 years beginning at date of appointment. Two nonresident members: 1 nonresident of the city of Marietta who lives in Cobb County within the service district outside the city of Marietta and who has received service (electric, power, water, sewer and/or telecommunications) from the board for at least 1.5 years. One person who lives within Cobb County that meets the qualifications set forth in the above or that is a business owner or employee of a business that has been the recipient of service (electric, power, water, sewer and/or telecommunications) within the service district outside the city of Marietta and from the board for at least 1.5 years. If a business owner or employee, the business that the person owns or is employed by must continue to receive services from the board within the service district outside the city of Marietta during their term or they become ineligible automatically and the seat is vacated, by operation of law.


  • $350 per month. (See Ordinance Number 7902)


  • Not required.


Please print and complete the application (PDF) and fax it to 770-794-5523 or mail to 
675 North Marietta Parkway
Attn: General Manager
Marietta, GA 30060 

Public Appearances Before the Board

Request to make a public appearance before the BLW Board.