Lisa Cupid is the Chairwoman of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners. She has served on the Cobb Board of Commissioners since 2013 and in 2020 was elected Cobb’s first black and first female Chair in 2020. Cupid helps set policy of a $1.2B budget of Georgia’s 3rd most populous county which boasts multiple Fortune 500 companies, strong K12 schools, top higher educational institutions, natural and historic amenities, attractive communities and robust tourist attractions.
What is most important to Cupid is Cobb’s close to 800,000 residents who are highly educated, diverse, and reflect the best that Cobb has to offer. Cupid takes pride in advocating for the interests of all persons across demographic or economic standing. Cupid is committed to being All-In, where the success of Cobb reaches all areas and all people of the County.
Chairwoman Cupid has led the county during its achievement of 25 consecutive years of Triple AAA bond rating, funding of a reliable step-and grade wage system for first responders, and utilization of a 3rd party to connect $90M of American Rescue Plan funding to over 80 civic and public partners to recover from the pandemic in the areas of public health, mental health, food and housing disparity, economic and workforce development, and infrastructure.
Moreover, Cupid initiated efforts to increase minimum pay of employees to $17/ hour and to expand procurement practices to proactively and measurably engage minority, women and veteran owned businesses. Her willingness to address tough issues has prompted practices to improve trust between police and vulnerable communities. Furthermore, Cupid’s commitment to citizen education and engagement has also resulted in the creation of Cobb 101 Citizens Academy, Cobb’s Youth Commission, Cobb’s Annual International Festival, and a Faith Leaders Circle. Cupid continues to prioritize engagement of citizens in significant county planning efforts that will shape Cobb’s operations, priorities and future.
Chairwoman Cupid serves on several Boards including the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia, the Atlanta Regional Commission, the Cobb-Marietta Water Authority, the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum Authority, the Downtown Marietta Development Authority, the Metro North Georgia Water Planning District, and Cobb-Douglas Public Health.
Chairwoman Cupid is recognized as a Top 100 Influential Georgian, a Top 100 Woman in Engineering in Georgia, and one of the 500 most powerful in Atlanta according to Atlanta Magazine. Cupid is a graduate of Leadership Cobb, a 2021 Woman of Distinction of Cobb Executive Women, a 2023 Marsy's Law Champion, and a 2022 Captain of Industry of the Caribbean Association of Georgia. Most recently, Cupid has received the Georgia Public Health Association’s 2023 Governance Award, the National Association of Minority Contractor’s 2023 Maynard Jackson Award, the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys 2021 Zenith Award for Political Action and the 2023 Spirit of Zora Award from Zeta Phi Beta. As Commissioner, Chairwoman Cupid has also received Common Cause of Georgia’s Democracy Award, Cobb Democratic Woman’s Elected Official of the Year Award, the 100 Black Men of North Metro Georgia’s Image Award, the Guyana Association’s Award of Excellence, the Cobb NAACP Community Leadership Award, the Omega Psi Phi Bridge Builder Award, the Delta Sigma Theta Torch Award 2014, the SCLC’s Drum Major Award, among others.
Chairwoman is a woman of faith and a devoted mom whose steps are ordered to serve. She is an attorney and former mediator, policy analyst and manufacturing process engineer. She resides in Smyrna with her two children and husband, who is also an attorney, law partner, and former electrical engineer. Both are graduates of Georgia Tech and Georgia State Law. Cupid and her husband are of Guyanese and Trinidadian heritage, respectively, which Cupid credits for a hard-work ethic, humility and humor. When not serving, you may find Chairwoman Cupid reading, running, or rooting for her kids on the side of a court or field.