Liz Davis Named Smyrna citizen of the Year

Liz Davis

Liz Davis, a volunteer with Keep Smyrna Beautiful, was named Smyrna Citizen of the Year in November by the Smyrna Division of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce.

Mrs. Davis is a native of Smyrna who attended Smyrna Elementary School and Campbell High School began volunteering when she was 12 years old. She has lived here for 45 years in between traveling with  her husband Col. Ron Davis (US Army, retired) for military duty.

She serves as a board member for Keep Smyrna Beautiful, organizing the Work Glove Luncheon for city employees, the Spring Garden Tour and membership vice-chair. She is Ward 3 representative to the Smyrna Parks Commission, the Smyrna Tree Board and serves on Cobb Commissioner Bob Ott’s Citizen Advisory Board. She helped organize Williams Park Neighbors, a homeowners group and co-manages the polling center at Brown Elementary.

“Keep Smyrna Beautiful has won the first place affiliate award for Georgia every year that Liz has been working with us and we have won two national Awards from Keep America Beautiful,” said Ann Kirk in nominating Mrs. Davis. Liz’s work with our board was a substantial contribution towards getting these awards.”

“Smyrna is a much better place because of Liz Davis,” she said.

Mrs. Davis said the award took her by surprise, “I am at a complete loss for words.”

“It makes be proud to be a citizen,” she said in accepting the award. “It’s easy to be a volunteer when you are working with people who share your passion.”

From the December 2011 issue of The Bright Side, Cobb County Georgia’s Newspaper covering Smyrna, Vinings, Mableton and Austell, GA.