When well-respected Marietta attorney and resident, Cheryl Richardson planned to run for the Ward 1 Marietta City Council seat, she turned to id8 to develop the brand for her campaign. It was a pleasure to work with Cheryl on her campaign and to experience seeing first hand her incredible character and integrity.

Cheryl graduated from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York with a B.A. in History with a concentration in Asian History in 1984. After graduation, she received a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, where she served for twenty-two years.

While serving in the military, she attended American University’s Washington College of Law and graduated in 1997. Upon retiring from the military in 2004, Cheryl joined the firm of J.D. Brown, PC, spearheading that firm’s Elder Law practice area. Cheryl is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, Cobb County Bar Association and the State Bar of Hawaii.

Cheryl truly has a heart of service and deeply cares about her community both locally and county-wide. She served as an Associate Judge for the Marietta Municipal Court from 2014 – 2016. She serves as an Administrative Hearing Officer as part of the State’s Tax Refund Intercept Program for the City of Marietta. Cheryl also teaches Estate Planning for Paralegals at Kennesaw State University’s College of Continuing and Professional Education.

Cheryl wanted to run for Marietta City Council to continue to keep the City of Marietta as a great place to live, work and raise families.

Cheryl won her bid for the Ward 1 seat on the Marietta City Council during the Dec. 5 runoff election. She credits her victory to taking the time to engage with voters and listen to their concerns.

Having lived in the city for 10 years, she says she believes Marietta is not facing many challenges, but would like to see a more public-facing emphasis on the development of businesses in the city.

“If you have strong businesses here, and they bring in residents, and you have the strong residential (component), and clearly we’ve done a lot to improve on our recreational (areas), then you have an area where people want to live and work and play, which then cuts down on traffic issues, because people are here and they do everything here, or they do more here.”

Congratulations Cheryl! We are so proud to have had the privilege to work with you. We can’t wait to see all the wonderful things that you will help achieve for the City.

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