Cobb County manager announces retirement

Cobb County manager Rob Hosack will retire April 1.
Cobb County manager Rob Hosack will retire April 1.

Credit: Cobb County

Credit: Cobb County

Cobb County will soon be in the market for a new county manager.

Rob Hosack, who has held the position for about three years, said Thursday he will retire on April 1. Hosack said his tenure as county manager “has been one of the highest honors” of his career.

“For the past several years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with an outstanding team in the county and to engage with Cobb’s residents,” he said. “We have developed a deep bench of talented administrators and it’s time for me to step aside and let others lead.”

Deputy County Manager Dr. Jackie McMorris will serve in the interim capacity while county commissioners determine the next steps to find Hosack’s replacement.

Hosack added he's "grateful" that county commissioners approved pay raises for employees, and expects the board will soon approve a step and grade plan for public safety employees.

Hosack, 58, was appointed in 2017 to serve as county manager. He retired a few years earlier from the county as community development director after serving 29 years with Cobb.

“Rob is the epitome of a public servant,” said Cobb Commission Chairman Mike Boyce. “Any success we’ve achieved in the county while I’ve been chairman is largely due to Rob Hosack. I’m saddened, but understand his reasons for leaving and wish him nothing but success. No chairman could have had a better working relationship with a county manager than I had with Rob.”

Hosack has a bachelor's degree in planning from Western Carolina University, according to the county's website. He is recognized a certified public manager from the University of Georgia and a nationally-certified planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners. He's also a graduate of Leadership Cobb.

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