About Reggie

Re-elect Reginald M. Copeland for Marietta City Council Ward 5

Born at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, GA in 1962, Reginald Maurice Copeland is a veteran homegrown candidate like no other. He began his success as a tri-athletic attendee of Marietta High School, then moving on to graduate cum laude with a BA in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Piedmont College. Afterwards, he then proceeded to attain a Master’s degree in Education & Counseling from the University of Georgia, and then a Master’s degree in Divinity with a concentration in pastoral care from Emory University six years later. He is also a United States Air Force veteran.  Reginald, or Reggie for short, currently resides within Ward 5. There he is an advocate for cultural diversity, a licensed counselor for low income families, and a community leader and motivator. Reggie Copeland is a down-to-earth candidate, who enjoys a range of hobbies and has served in several different occupations. From golfing, cycling, and fitness, to reading, traveling, and listening to music; Reggie keeps his body and mind active.  Your vote will allow Reggie to continue the essential work of engaging citizens and carrying forward the enormous progress we have built together.

VOTE 4 Reginald M. Copeland – Marietta City Council Ward 5

“Together we will THRIVE in Ward 5”

The Result Oriented Candidate


  • An Advocate for cultural diversity which exist in WARD 5
  • President of RMC Empowerment Center, Inc.
  • He recognizes the importance of Leadership and Vision
  • He is an individual who is Loving, Caring, Concerned, Passionate and Compassionate
  • A team player who works for inclusiveness realizing that (All Lives Matter)
  • Developer & Writer of Strategic Planning That Works When You Work It
  • Educator-Motivator-Teacher-Consultant


  • Vice-President of Cobb Municipal Association CMA (including all 6 cities in Cobb County)
  • Presiding Officer & Parliamentarian of Marietta City Council
  • Chairman of Public Safety Committee
  • Vice-Chairman of Finance Committee
  • Committee Member of Parks, Recreation, & Tourism Committee


Emory University- Atlanta, Georgia

(Master of Divinity with concentration in Pastoral Care, 1992)

  • Awarded Robert Woodruff CocaCola Academic Scholarship

University of Georgia- Athens, Georgia

(Master of Education and Counseling, 1986)

  • Class President

Piedmont College- Demorest, Georgia

(BA in Sociology and Criminal Justice, 1984)

  • Graduated cum laude
  • Received Criminal Justice Award

Marietta High School- Marietta, Georgia

(Diploma, College Prep and Tri-Athlete, 1980)

  • Lettered in 3 Sports: Football, Basketball & Baseball


  • Served in the United States Air Force as an officer & Chaplain Candidate
  • Completed (4) advanced units of Clinical Education at Emory Hospital
  • Completed leadership seminars at Boston University
  • Certified Licensed Counselor
  • Completed Marietta Police Academy for Pastors


  • Marietta Pastor Police Forum
  • Cobb Energy Equity Organization
  • Cobb Coalition for Public Safety
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), founded by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • NAACP Lifetime Member


  • National Recognition of Achievement as Outstanding Young Man of America
  • Featured in Ebony Magazine as a Future Leader of America
  • Received NAACP Award for Outstanding Leadership as a Community Activist
  • First African American athlete to graduate with honors from Piedmont College
  • Selected by The Georgia Informer as one of the Top Ten Motivational Speakers


  • Leadership and Team Building
  • Strategic Planning, Budgeting and Marketing
  • Mission and Vision Development
  • Conflict Resolution Staff Training, Development and Supervision
  • Organizing Groups
  • Community Service
  • Counseling
  • Research and Development
  • Program Design and Implementation
  • Equipping and Empowering
  • Data Gathering and Analysis
  • Operations Management
  • Conducting Demographic Studies


  • Pathway to Hope Counseling Services – S/T Therapist
  • Supply Minister / Chaplain for various funeral homes
  • State of Georgia Department of Offender Rehabilitation – Former Counselor
  • Bishop and Senior Pastor of House of Hope International
  • Served as Senior Pastor of various churches in a variety of cities