Mayor & Aldermen


aldermen
Post 1: Butch Price [Email] [Bio]
Post 2: Gene Pugliese [Email] [Bio]
Post 3: Brett North [Email] [Bio]
Post 4: Tim Richardson  [Email] [Bio]
Post 5: Tim Houston [Email] [Bio]


Post 1: Butch PriceButch Price


Albert “Butch” Price received a Bachelors Degree from Livingston State College(1964)in Alabama, a Masters Degree from West Georgia College (1969) and an EDS from the University of Georgia (1977). After completing his studies in 1964, he moved to Acworth and began teaching at Acworth Elementary School.

Mr. Price started working in school administration in 1970 after teaching for six years. He was principal at Powder Springs and in 1978, became principal of Acworth Elementary School. Alderman Price retired in 1996 and ran for public office. He has 3 children and 3 grandchildren.




Post 2: Gene PuglieseGene Pugliese

Gene Pugliese is a local native who graduated from North Cobb High School in 1979 and went on to earn an Architectural Engineering degree from Southern Polytechnic State University. Gene has (2) wonderful children, Aisling & Gabriel, and resides in downtown Acworth.

Gene is currently employed as the Director, Construction Services with Taylor Commercial, Inc. out of Alpharetta, GA. He is currently serving his 2nd term on Acworth Board of Alderman.

Gene holds an ICF accredited life coaching certification, is active in the Acworth Business Association, Georgia Chapter of the US Green Building Council, coaches youth soccer and serves on the Board of Trustees at Chattahoochee Technical College. Gene retired from the Air Force Reserves in 2003 and is a veteran of Desert Shield/Storm.


 

Post 3: Brett NorthBrett North
Brett North is an Atlanta native; he and his wife Ann have lived in Acworth since 2000. Brett has a wide array of business experience in the restaurant and retail franchising industry having served in several regional and district operations positions. He and Ann had owned and operated four Jiffy Lube franchises in Cobb County for several years when they moved to Acworth. They sold the business at the end of 2003.

Brett is currently employed by Life University as the Business Manager of the Center for Health and Optimum Performance on their campus in Marietta.

The Norths are charter members and are actively involved in One Heart Church, where he served on the Board of Directors for 8 years. Brett is the founder and president of Tetelestai Missions Ministry, Inc. He was elected to the Post 3 position in a special election in 2014.


 

Post 4: Tim RichardsonTim Richardson
Tim Richardson is a native of Marietta and is descended from some of Cobb County's earliest settlers. A resident of Acworth since 1980, he and his wife Marty have three adult sons. He is currently serving his fifth term on the Acworth Board of Aldermen.

Richardson is an alumnus of Marietta High School and a graduate of Chattahoochee Technical College. He has been associated with Bell & Howell in Durham, N.C. since 1982 as a Senior Customer Service Engineer specializing in high speed mail processing and sorting systems.

He served as a Local Board Member with the United States Selective Service System for twenty years and as a Commissioner for the Acworth Housing Authority. He is recipient of the President's Award of the North Cobb Touchdown Club. He has volunteered with the Acworth Youth Football Association, North Georgia Youth Football League, Acworth Baseball Association, Kennworth Track Club, and the North Cobb High School football and track programs.

Richardson is an amateur radio operator (KM4GA), a former Boy Scout and Explorer Scout and was inducted into Scouting's Order of the Arrow. He is a graduate of the Acworth Police Department's Citizens Police Academy, serves on the Cobb County Community Emergency Response Team and served in the Georgia State Defense Force. He is a Commissioner of the Housing Authority of Cobb County.


 

Post 5: Tim HoustonTim Houston
Tim Houston, a native of Acworth, is married to Janice. They have one son and two daughters.

Tim is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Christian Ministry. He is an alumnus of North Cobb High School and a graduate of North Metro Technical College.

He is employed by Cobb Energy in Marietta, GA. Tim serves on the Citizens Advisory Board for Northwest Bank & Trust and the Acworth Elementary School Council. He is the Pastor and Founder of Joshua Gospel Tabernacle located in Acworth, GA, and a member of A. C. O. R. (Acworth Community Outreach Revitalization).

Tim Houston is an avid supporter of the Acworth Football & Baseball Association. He is involved in the after-school enrichment program with Awtrey Middle & Acworth Elementary School.