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Our Mission

The ACT is a resident-lead community-based umbrella organization in Cobb County Georgia founded in 2001. Our purpose is to systematically identify, connect, develop and leverage resources within the community for a sustainable future. ACT Membership is comprised of residents, large and small business, faith groups, and safety officials. Collaborative partnerships exist with local business associations and government agencies.

Who We Are

Our area has a wealth of resources and ACT recognizes the community must address the key growth and developmental factors that shape its destiny and quality of life. Ensuring quality public education options, increasing the awareness of economic and social issues affecting the community, establishing and attracting desirable neighborhood businesses and employment opportunities, and protecting community residents from crime are just a few key important areas of our concern.

ACT was created as a membership organization enabling residents and organizations to discuss solutions to problems that may challenge quality of life and to develop strategies to cope with them. ACT also serves as a conduit for funding from local, state and federal planning programs, corporations, and foundations can be secured and used for community benefit.

Executive Officers

As Executive Officers of the Austell Community Taskforce we are committed to Serve, Inspire, and Advocate for the prosperity of the Un-Incorporated Mableton/Austell community. Please feel free to join us on our march.

Ms. Deborah Johnson

Chairman 2017 - 2020

DeBorah Johnson, born June 13th to Mr. Willie Johnson and Nancy Johnson, a native of Atlanta, an original " Grady baby." A loving mother of four beautiful grown children (2 men, 2 women) and The caring nanny of eight (4 kings, 4 Queens). A stakeholder & homeowner in the Austell...

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Mr. Ron Davis

Vice Chairman

Ron has been a resident of Austell since 1997. A native of Jackson, MS and a graduate of Jackson State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management, he has attended National University in Escondido, CA pursuing an MBA and most recently Georgia State University pursuing a Black...

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Arlene Williams is the Executive Secretary of the Taskforce. Arlene is also the founder of Connecting Generations a nonprofit that connects youth and senior citizens. She holds a Bachelors of Business Administration & Entrepreneurship from Strayer University, An Associates of A...

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Mrs. Carolyn Turner

Treasurer 2017 - 2020

Carolyn Turner, a Mableton GA-Cobb County resident, business owner and nonprofit organization founder and executive director. She is a 30-year veteran of county government in the area of Tax assessments, mapping & appraisal and collection of property taxes, preparation of tax d...

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Mr. Elliott Hennington

Partnership Chair

Elliott Hennington Chair Powder Springs Community Task Force. Retired Air Force veteran of 22 years of military duty. During his time of active duty graduated from Webster University with an MBA. Raised two sons as a single parent. Actively engaged in the community serves on the Co...

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Mr. Albert McRae III

Past Chairman

Albert McRae III Is a citizen of strong convictions for the success of communities against all odds and proud alumni of Clay Elementary, Lindley Middle School and graduate of Pebblebrook High School, Class of 91.  He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineer...

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Mr. Michael Murphy

Executive Advisor

Michael Murphy, Born in Fayetteville, NC grew up in Washington, DC. A graduate of Archbishop Carroll High School in northeast Washington. Michael went on to graduate from St. Louis University with a BS in Marketing. He has spent over 25 years in corporate America with Ford

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