Regina Russell Bio

Regina Russell

Regina Russell has been serving as the City Clerk of Acworth since October 2004.

Prior to relocating to Georgia, Ms. Russell began her local government experience in Miami-Dade County, Florida, at the City of North Bay Village Public Works Department as a Clerk Typist for three years. Thereafter, Ms. Russell worked for the Village of El Portal as Assistant Village Clerk, Village Clerk, and Village Clerk/Interim Village Manager for approximately 11 years.

In September 2010, Ms. Russell became the 26th in the state of Georgia to receive her Master Municipal Clerk (MMC) Certification through the Georgia Municipal Clerks/Finance Officers Association (GMC/FOA) and in May 2011, she became the fourth in the state of Georgia to receive her Master Municipal Clerk (MMC) Certification from the International Institute of Municipal Clerk (IIMC). In 2012, Ms. Russell was recognized by GMC/FOA as “Clerk of the Year” for outstanding achievement, dedication and loyalty, and in 2017, was elected by the Board to serve as the District III Director for Greater Metro Atlanta.

Ms. Russell is married to husband Joseph, and has three children, Matthew, Joshua, and Jessica, and two grandchildren, Josiah and Alaiya. Ms. Russell is an active member of Mount Olivet Baptist in
Acworth, where she serves on the leadership committee and as the treasurer. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Ms. Russell counts it a blessing to be a public servant and enjoys serving the citizens and elected officials, as well as working with staff and employees of Acworth. Ms. Russell thanks God for allowing her the opportunity to gain experience and work in municipal government for the past 26+ years.

City Clerk’s Office
Appointed by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, the City Clerk is responsible for providing the assistance to the elected, as well as the City Manager in the administration of city offices. The City Clerk attends public meetings and records minutes of the Board, serves as the superintendent of municipal elections, process and maintains open records requests, maintains city records to include, but is not limited to; minutes, ordinances, resolutions, contracts and agreements, and cemetery deeds. The City Clerk is the official custodian of records and the city seal. Additionally, the City Clerk oversees the clerk’s office, administration of court services, Liberty Hill Cemetery, alcohol and occupational licensing and taxes, and maintains information for hotel/motel tax collections, with the assistance of the Deputy City Clerk.

Liberty Hill Cemetery
Liberty Hill Cemetery is located at 4900 Cemetery Road, off North Main Street just minutes from the downtown business district. The cemetery is owned and operated by the City of Acworth under the supervision of the City Clerk.  The cost is $1,000 per plot for city residents and $2,500 per plot for non-city residents. The Interment (burial permit) fee is $100.  For further information or to purchase a lot, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (678) 801-4024.

Election and Voter Information

The City of Acworth will hold a General Election on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, to elect the following positions (at-large):  Mayor, Alderman Post 4, and Alderman Post 5.   

The Qualifying Period for the November 2, 2021, General Election will be held at City Hall (Board Room), Monday, August 16 through Wednesday, August 18, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (with a one-hour lunch break from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.). 

Terms for elected officials are four years. 

The candidate who receives a majority of the votes for office shall be declared elected. If a candidate does not receive a majority of the votes, a run-off election is required. To be eligible for an elected office in Acworth, a person must be 21 years of age and meet the requirements of a qualified voter as prescribed by state law and must be a resident of Acworth one year prior to qualifying for office. Elected officials take office at the first regular meeting in January after an election. Please visit Acworth Code of Ordinances City Charter for more election information.

Voter Registration can be completed online at the Secretary of State's website. An application may also be obtained at Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration, 736 Whitlock Avenue, #400, Marietta, GA 30064, or the City Clerk’s Office, 4415 Center Street, Acworth, GA  30101.  Voters must be registered 30 days prior to an election to be eligible to vote. 

Advance Voting will be available between October 12 and October 29.  A schedule will be available on the website no later than September 27.

The Acworth Community Center, 4361 Cherokee Street, Acworth, GA, has replaced prior polling place locations at Roberts School for municipal general elections and the Acworth Beach House for Cobb County elections.  Additionally, ALL polling places (listed below) will be open on November 2, 2021, for voting due to a county ballot question coinciding with the Acworth General Election.  Please check your voters registration card or visit My Voter Page to confirm your designated polling place.                                              

Acworth 1A: North Star Church, 3413 Blue Springs Road, NW, Acworth, GA  30101
Acworth 1B: Acworth Community Center, 4361 Cherokee Street, Acworth, GA 30101
Acworth 1C: North Cobb Senior Center, 3900 South Main Street, Acworth, GA  30101