Neighborhood Ambassadors

The Neighborhood Ambassadors provide a local presence to the River Line Historic Area nonprofit by serving as a liaison between their respective neighborhood and the 6-mile Historic Area

Neighborhood locations containing historical assets can be found on the Neighborhoods Page

Brookmere
Neighborhood Ambassador
Cassandra Brown
Farmington
Neighborhood Ambassador
Knox Massey III
Oakdale Bluffs
Neighborhood Ambassador
Chuck Bolash
West Village
Neighborhood Ambassador
Dan Mattox
Buckner Road
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Michael A. Jones, Buckner Family Patriarch

Park Avenue Homes
Park Ave Homes
Anuj Saboo
Park Avenue Homes
Julie Schrodt
Julie Schrodt
Vinings Estates
James & Valerie McMullian
James & Valerie McMullian
Olde Ivy
Lisa Smith
Lisa Smith
Woodland Preserve
Wendell Burks
Wendell Burks
Providence
Doug Dasilva
Doug Dasilva
Providence
Paul Mann
Paul Mann
Riverline Hill
Shirley Olotu
Shirley Olotu
Registry Oaks
Harry Lightfoot
Harry Lightfoot

The River Line Historic Area, Inc.

A 501c3 IRS approved nonprofit

Board of Directors

5-1-2010

Roberta Cook

Executive Director
& Board President
Roberta is a land conservation and historic preservation activist who conceived the River Line Historic Area in the year 2000 to balance a development boom in SE Cobb County. The historic area progressed from concept to a working Master Plan with assistance from neighbors, government, land developers, the RLHA Master Plan stakeholders, the Georgia Battlefields Assn., the Sierra Club, a variety of interested parties, and particularly the Mableton Improvement Coalition, Inc.
Julie Schrodt

Julie Schrodt

Community Outreach
& Board Secretary

 

Julie Schrodt, a 20-year Smyrna resident from Iowa, developed an interest in The River Line Historic Area (RLHA) a couple years ago upon moving to Park Avenue Homes and volunteering at historic Shoupade Park located in her community. Her increasing enthusiasm for local history motivates her to share it with friends, Home Depot colleagues, and expansion of public education through RLHA Community Outreach. Julie thrives outdoors enjoying Georgia PATH trails, parks, festivals, markets, and supports increased land conservation for public use.
Chuck Hoskins

Chuck Hoskins

Waterways Manager
&
Board Treasurer

 

Prior to moving South, Chuck was exposed to history in an area rich with Revolutionary War sites.  Chuck credits his neighbor, Wayne Waldrip, for expanding his interests to Civil War history, Smyrna’s recycling program and participation in the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Neighborhood Water Watch Program.  Chuck is Treasurer and Waterways Program Manager for The River Line Historic Area, He  submits monthly water samples collected from Nickajack Creek to the Riverkeeper for analysis, enjoys exploring local trails and is inspired to help preserve nature for future generations.
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Harold Smith - 91 years of life - May 22, 2021

Harold Smith

Harold Smith

Honorary
Board Member
Harold Smith, a Smyrna area native, was founder of The Smyrna Historical and Genealogical Society that established the Smyrna Museum in 1985 and supported its operation with volunteers for more than 30 years.  Along with exercising his musical talents, church activity, and senior group, he was among the initial Board Members of The River Line Historic Area who incorporated our activities within the fabric of Smyrna.

AFFILIATED SUPPORTERS

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Michael K. Shaffer 
Civil War Consultant

Michael K. Shaffer is a Civil War historian, newspaper columnist, lecturer, instructor and author of Washington County, Virginia in the Civil War. His memberships include the Society of Civil War Historians, Historians of the Western Theater, and the Georgia Association of Historians. 

He serves The River Line Historic Area  and The Friends of Camp McDonald as a Civil War consultant.  Michael holds a BA and MA degrees in Military History and currently teaches Civil War courses at Kennesaw State University's College of Continuing and Professional Education.

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Barry Brown
Heritage Tourism Specialist

Barry Brown held the position of Heritage Tourism Specialist with the Georgia Department of Economic Development for 10 years.  He received his M.A. in Heritage Preservation and B.A. in History from Georgia State University. 

During Mr. Brown's 6 years with the Georgic Civil War Commission, he supported the evolving River Line Historic Area with preservation efforts of Cobb County's Johnston's River Line and other projects such as:  Cobb County's Wallis House, Gordon County's Resaca Battlefield acquisition and Fulton County's Cascade/Lionel Hampton Park acquisition.  Mr. Brown is the co-author of the recently published Crossroads of Conflict:  A Guide to Civil War Sites.