The City of Kennesaw operates under a Mayor and City Council, with a City Manager form of government. The Mayor and five Council positions are elected at large for staggered four year terms. The Mayor and Council are part-time officials.  A full-time City Manager serves at the pleasure of the Mayor & Council and is responsible for the day-to-day city operations.

Volunteers are needed!

The Mayor and City Council appoint volunteer members to various boards and commissions to assist in the departmental functioning of the City. If you would like to volunteer please click here.

When does the Council meet?

The Mayor and City Council meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Council/Court Chambers at the back of City Hall. Agenda worksession meetings are held on the Wednesday prior to the Monday night Council meeting at 6 pm in the Court Chambers.

Did You Know?

Kennesaw Mountain is not in the city limits of Kennesaw.

Public Meetings

Wed Oct 01 @ 6:00PM -
City Council Work Session
Mon Oct 06 @ 6:30PM -
City Council Meeting
Wed Oct 15 @ 6:00PM -
City Council Work Session
Mon Oct 20 @ 6:30PM -
City Council Meeting
Wed Oct 29 @ 6:00AM - 06:10PM
Mayor & Council Special Call Meeting
Wed Oct 29 @ 6:10PM -
City Council Work Session
Mon Nov 03 @ 6:30PM -
City Council Meeting
Wed Nov 12 @ 6:00PM -
City Council Work Session
Mon Nov 17 @ 6:30PM -
City Council Meeting
  • Classes at Smith-Gilbert Gardens offer gardening pointers to adults & kids.

  • Kennesaws proud heritage is honored and remembered on the grounds of the City Cemetery.

  • Kennesaw Parks & Recreation will get you moving toward improved fitness and health.

  • Morning dog walking is invigorating and enjoyable at Swift-Cantrell Park.

  • City officials and business owners cut the ribbon to showcase a new opening.

  • Police officers start the recruiting process early.

  • Shop at our Farmers Market for fresh produce, baked goods & other items from May-October.

  • Mayor Mathews invites future community leaders to participate in City Council meetings.

  • The Police Honor Guard is specially trained to represent the department at formal functions.

  • The Civil War era comes to life at the Southern Museum and in annual battle re-enactments.

  • The annual Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival features a Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned contest.

  • Gather your paints brushes or camera and get inspired at Smith-Gilbert Gardens.

  • Enthusiastic and dedicated staff provide first-rate support of the citys trails, parks and facilities.

  • Hundreds of volunteers maintain the beautiful flora at the 16 acre Smith-Gilbert Gardens.

  • The Citys two community parks offer families hours of recreation and relaxation.

  • Children celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree in the Garden at Swift-Cantrell Park.

  • Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park offers a bird-eye view of the city and surrounding area.

  • A new pedestrian underpass provides safe passage between Main St. and the Depot.

  • The City offers free wireless internet in parks & city facilities.

  • The Annual Big Shanty Festival features crafts, food, & shows attracting over 50,000 visitors.