County Manager | Cherokee County, GA - Where Metro Meets the Mountains
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County Manager

Jerry W. Cooper
County Manager
(678) 493-6001

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1130 Bluffs Parkway
Canton, GA 30114

Hours: M-F, 8-5
tel: 678-493-6000

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Welcome to Cherokee County!
It is a pleasure for me to extend personally, as well as on behalf of the Chairman and Board of Commissioners, a cordial welcome to the Cherokee County website. We believe Cherokee County to be one of the best counties in the state and nation - perfectly located 30 miles north of Atlanta where “Metro Meets the Mountains”. A picturesque community rich in history and character, Cherokee is unique. What is great about Cherokee County, let’s count the ways:
  • Niche ranks Cherokee County as 3rd Best County in Georgia in 2015.
  • Cherokee County School District ranked in Top 5 Georgia Districts in SAT scores (Highest County Average in Metro Atlanta).
  • Cherokee County School District listed on College Boards AP Honor Roll for 2015.  
  • Cherokee County Water & Sewerage Authority recognized as the best water and sewerage system in the State of Georgia.
  • Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services awarded #1 EMS Agency in Georgia.
  • Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services was lauded in Georgia Trend Magazine as one of the Best Places to Work in Georgia.
  • Fire Protection Rating improved from ISO 5 to 3. 
  • Achieved “Entrepreneur Friendly Designation” and “Camera Ready Designation” by State of Georgia.
  • Awarded E911 Communications Call Center of the Year.
  • E911 Agency received national accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) - Becoming only the 4th E911 Agency in the State of Georgia to receive national accreditation.
  • Standard & Poor’s upgraded Investment Services Rating to AA+ (one step below highest AAA rating).
  • Certified as “Green Community” by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC).
  • Sheriff’s Office is nationally accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA).
  • Cherokee County Marshal’s Office is 1 of 2 out of 36 Marshals Offices in the State of Georgia that hold “State Certification”.
  • Over 2,000 acres of parks and greenspace.
  • Cherokee Recreation and Parks Agency received National Alliance for Youth Sports Excellence in Youth Sports Award in 2015
  • Sunshine Review A+ for Transparency.
  • Development Services Center received the 7th Annual Georgia County Excellence Award for Organizational Efficiency and Financial Management presented by Georgia Trend Magazine and the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG).
  • Cherokee County ranked Top 10% lowest general fund property tax rates in Georgia.

As Georgia’s seventh largest county, we pride ourselves in providing exceptional service to residents, businesses and visitors and pleased to present the Cherokee County website – a place that provides convenient and useful information about this unique community.

Thanks for visiting our site! If I can ever be of service to you or answer any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.



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