On this issue’s front cover is Bob Ott, East Cobb’s 2021 Citizen of the Year.

Bob Ott, a pilot for Delta Airlines and former Cobb County Commissioner (representing District 2 which included East Cobb County) , has been an active and engaged member of the East Cobb community for more than 10 years. Ott worked tirelessly during his term and has remained a faithful servant to his community. After stepping down from politics in late 2020, Ott has continued to stay active within East Cobb. He is an active member of Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church and volunteers with Boy Scouts and Eagle Scouts of America.

Receiving the East Cobb Citizen of the Year award capped off an exciting year for Bob. Back in September, Bob, an Air Force veteran, and pilot for Delta Air Lines for the past 31 years, had heard that Delta needed crews for military charter flights. So, on his time off, he piloted one of the flights between the U.S. and Hahn, Germany, to assist with the evacuation effort by flying 200 Afghan refugees to the U.S. Then in November, Ott got the job of flying the Atlanta Braves team back to Atlanta after they had won the 2021 World Series in Houston.

An East Cobb resident since 1991, he lives in Terrell Mill Estates subdivision with his wife, Judy. He has two children: Katie (24) and Chris (22). In his spare time, Bob enjoys gardening, woodworking and making wine.

Front cover photo taken by Jeremy Adamo from Adamo Photography.