Elise Goldstein, left, stands beside her husband and former Marietta Ward 7 Councilman Philip Goldstein as he receives the Georgia Municipal Association Lifetime Service Award from their son, Marietta Ward 7 Councilman Joseph Goldstein, and GMA official Kay Love. (Courtesy of the city of Marietta)

Former Marietta Councilman Philip Goldstein awarded

Former Marietta Ward 7 Councilman Philip Goldstein has received the Lifetime Service Award from the Georgia Municipal Association for his more than 37 years of service to the city.

The presentation took place during the March 13 regular meeting of the Marietta City Council by his son, the current Marietta Ward 7 Councilman Joseph Goldstein, and by GMA official Kay Love.

Joseph Goldstein said his father was the youngest public official elected to serve in the history of Marietta and served with seven mayors.

Among other accomplishments, Philip Goldstein worked for more than two terms acquiring property to fund the extension of Marietta Parkway which has become vital to the city’s transportation infrastructure, according to GMA official Kelli Bennett.

Philip Goldstein served on the GMA Board of Directors and as president of the GMA 3rd District West.

Love said he received more than 300 hours of training through GMA.

Last year, Philip Goldstein was inducted into the GMA Municipal Government Hall of Fame.

“Councilman Goldstein demonstrated his commitment to the city through his many years of generous service to its residents,” said GMA Executive Director Larry Hanson. “Marietta is fortunate to have that kind of dedicated leadership, and Georgia’s cities are also grateful to have seen the example he set for all city leaders.”

Based in Atlanta, GMA is a voluntary, nonprofit organization that provides legislative advocacy, educational, employee benefit and consulting services to its 538 member cities.

Also, Philip Goldstein, who served on committees of the National League of Cities, thanked GMA and Marietta Mayor Steve Tumlin for nominating him.

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