Earlier this month, the Cobb County Board of Commissioners appointed Matthew Teague to the Cumberland Community Improvement District (CID) Board of Directors. Teague serves as Director of New Development at Walton Communities, an Atlanta-based apartment development company dedicated to creating affordable housing for families and seniors, in addition to developing market-rate apartment homes. Currently, Walton manages nearly 7000 apartment homes throughout Georgia. Teague will succeed his father, Barry Teague, on the Board.

“It is an honor to serve on the Cumberland CID Board,” said Matthew Teague. “The history and story of Cumberland have been remarkable. As someone who works in the region, I have witnessed the extraordinary investments made by the Cumberland CID that have established this community as a magnet for millennials, visitors, businesses, and exciting entertainment options. I look forward to serving and building upon the distinctive legacy of the Cumberland CID.”

“I am proud to have Matthew join the Board,” said Kim Menefee, Executive Director for the Cumberland CID. “I would like to thank the Cobb County Board of Commissioners for appointing Matthew to the CID Board. Matthew will bring his unique experience and perspective in the multifamily industry to the CID as Cumberland is experiencing a positive surge in residents. His leadership, experience, and passion will undoubtedly have a valuable impact on our community.”

In his role at Walton, Teague searches for future opportunities to follow Walton’s mission of “Going beyond building places where people live by creating neighborhoods where people thrive.” He enjoys fulfilling his creative passion for design in his role when working with architects, engineers, construction trades, and other designers to plan and build communities that residents are pleased to call “home.”

Before returning home to Atlanta, Teague served as a presidential appointee to President George W. Bush in Washington, DC in various roles including as an Associate Director in Presidential Personnel at The White House, and as White House Liaison at the U.S. Small Business Administration. In both roles, Teague recruited senior executives in the financial services, commerce, housing, and transportation industries to serve as presidential appointees at Cabinet agencies such as the Department of Treasury, Commerce, Transportation, and the Small Business Administration.

In his local community, Teague is a member in various capacities at the Cobb Chamber of Commerce including as Co-Chair for Leadership Cobb 2022 and member of the Leadership Cobb Class of 2015. He also enjoys CrossFit, running, and generally everything in the outdoors.
Finally, Matthew graduated cum laude with a BA from Rhodes College in Memphis Tennessee.

Barry Teague was appointed to the Cumberland CID Board of Directors in 2005 under the leadership of Cobb County Chairman, Sam Olens. In 2009, Teague was appointed Treasurer of the Board. He has been an advocate and champion of the Cumberland trail network through the Cumberland CID which has included the development of the Akers Mill Trail, Bob Callan Trail, the Silver Comet Connector, and many more. Teague will remain active in the community serving on the One Cumberland Board of Directors and serving as Executive Chairman of Walton Communities

During Teague’s tenure on the Board, Cumberland has evolved from a 9-5 business center to a bustling economic and entertainment district. Today, the Cumberland District has a $23.6 billion annual economic impact on Georgia’s economy and a $18 billion annual economic impact on Cobb County’s economy.

(Pictured from left to right: Matt Teague and Barry Teague)