About Reggie

Re-elect Reggie 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 Reggie Copeland – Marietta City Council Ward 5

“Together we will THRIVE in Ward 5”

The Result Oriented Candidate

 WHO IS REGGIE COPELAND?

  • 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

LOCAL COMMITTEES:

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

EDUCATION:

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

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING:

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

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP:

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.

AWARDS AND HONORS:

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

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

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

EMPLOYMENT SYNOPSIS:

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