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One Cumberland

(CUMBERLAND) – Today, the inaugural meeting for One Cumberland’s Board of Directors was held, officially launching Cumberland’s first community 501(c)(3) organization (onecumberland.org). One Cumberland, founded by the Cumberland Community Improvement District (CID), will help bolster the work of the Cumberland CID by enhancing and broadening its reach, funding, and impact.

“Creating and maintaining a livable, vibrant community doesn’t happen by itself,” said One Cumberland Board Chair Rob Garcia. “Cumberland’s story is evolving. Now one of Cobb’s most diverse areas, Cumberland is home to over 30,000 residents and 3,300 businesses. One Cumberland will embrace this growth and engage our diversity to further establish Cumberland as a place where people want to live, work, and visit.

“The is an exciting day for our community,” said Kim Menefee, Executive Director for the Cumberland CID. “Since 1988, the Cumberland CID has invested over $160 million into key infrastructure projects and enhancements that have led to the success of the region. One Cumberland will build upon this success by being the engine that continues to boost quality of life and elevate all the assets that make Cumberland unique.”

The mission of One Cumberland is to protect and conserve the natural resources of Cumberland and establish the District as a vibrant, diverse community through the enrichment of cultural amenities, quality of life, improved access, and environmental stewardship. The Cumberland CID will staff and manage the day-to-day administration and operations for One Cumberland’s programs and projects.

Created by Constitutional Amendment, CIDs have the unique ability to partner with county, state, and federal agencies to plan, fund, and deliver infrastructure and transportation projects. Aligning One Cumberland with the Cumberland CID will allow for greater flexibility for community involvement and funding opportunities. One Cumberland will have the ability to accept donations from public and private foundations, private companies, and individuals as well as conduct capital campaigns for projects that enhance the Cumberland community.

“I envision One Cumberland will build and strengthen the bonds between people and neighborhoods in our community,” said Board Member Jon Ingram. “This can be done through numerous ways, whether it’s bringing together local artists for a public art project, hosting networking events, activating our many trails, or working together to preserve our natural resources, One Cumberland will enrich our lives and community spirit.”

Governed by a 9-member board of some the Cumberland District’s top private sector leaders, their mission is to improve and sustain the quality of life for those who live, work, and visit Cumberland. Below is a list of the One Cumberland Board Members.

• Rob Garcia, Board Chair
Pinnacle Financial Partners, Regional President

• Melissa Cantrell, Vice Chair
CDH Partners, President and CEO

• Barry Teague, Treasurer
Walton Communities, Executive Chairman

• Secret Holland
Gas South, LLC, VP of Human Resources and Community Affairs

• Jon Ingram
Woodruff Arts Center, Director of Corporate Relations

• Chad Koenig
Cushman Wakefield, Managing Director

• Chris McCoy
Brookfield Properties, General Manager

• Michele Swann
Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall, General Manager and CEO

• Holly Quinlan
Cobb Travel and Tourism, President & CEO

One Cumberland

(One Cumberland Board Members, pictured from left to right: Chad Koenig, Secret Holland, Jon Ingram, Melissa Cantrell, Rob Garcia, Barry Teague, Chris McCoy, Michele Swann, and Holly Quinlan)

About Cumberland CID

The Cumberland Community Improvement District (CID), Georgia’s first CID, is one of the nation’s premier models of public-private collaboration. More than 190 Commercial property owners pay additional property taxes, and the CID leverages these funds to advance key projects for increased access, better connectivity, and a more vibrant character throughout the Cumberland area. Each year, the CID creates more value for the community by initiating and leading enhancements to make Cumberland a more attractive place to operate a business, to work, and to live. Today, Cumberland has a $23.6 billion annual impact on Georgia’s economy. Cumberland is home to leading companies including The Home Depot, Papa Johns, TKE, Comcast, Genuine Parts Company, and more.

COVID-19 Resources & Support

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, our staff remains committed to our job while following all safety precautions. We are closely monitoring reports from governing authorities, and we will continue to seek guidance from public health officials in consideration of our ongoing projects.

This webpage is to help keep you informed on COVID-19 resources. Below are helpful resources to help ensure you, your business, and family are safe and informed. Together, we will get through this.

If you need help finding business resources or have #CumberlandGoodNews you would like to share with us, please email ccid@cumberlandcid.org

BUSINESS RESOURCES AND SUPPORT

Updated daily, the Cobb Chamber has links to resources for small businesses and community members regarding SBA loans, employee assistance, how to support local non-profits, and so much more. View help resources.

Business Impact Survey

The Cobb Chamber is gathering information regarding the impact COVID-19 is having on your business. This will help us support you with appropriate resources, programming and advocacy efforts to offer assistance both immediately, and following the crisis. 
 

Webinars with the Cobb Chamber
Click here for the full calendar of upcoming webinars, related to how your business can cope with COVID-19.

Companies are Hiring
View this list of companies with job opportunities.

LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL UPDATES

Cobb Chairman Mike Boyce has extended the county’s State of Emergency declaration until April 24. Click here to read more.

Governor Kemp has extended the Shelter in Place order through the end of April. Read about this extention here.

The Cobb Chamber has started an Economic Recovery Taskforce to develop and implement a strategic approach to proactively drive our community’s economic recovery from COVID-19. Learn more here.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced that individuals and corporations can delay their tax payments for 90 days due to the coronavirus pandemic. Click here to read more.

Federal Updates: For more information on the COVID-19 Federal Stimulus plan, click here.

Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department announced up to $2.3 trillion in additional loans to support the economy. Click here to read more.

The following Congressional Offices offer the following COVID-19 resources: Senator David Perdue, Senator Kelly Loeffler, Congresswoman Lucy McBath, Congressman Barry Loudermilk & Congressman David Scott

#CUMBERLANDGOODNEWS

In light of the challenges that have arisen, the Cobb Community Foundation has created the Cobb COVID-19 Community Response Fund. This fund will provide flexible resources to non-profit organizations serving Cobb through charitable grants to those organizations working to provide residents with access to food, prescriptions/healthcare, childcare and basic needs as conditions, circumstances, and needs change throughout this crisis.  
 
Comcast announces comprehensive COVID-19 response to help keep Americans connected to the internet. Read here
 
Many of Cumberland’s landmarks are lit in beautiful blue to honor and thank all of our frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19.
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