Councilmember Myron B. Cook
Term: January 2016 – December 2019
Councilmember (CM) Myron B. Cook and his wife moved to East Point from Atlanta in 1974. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a Minor in Economics from Morehouse College. Upon graduation, CM Cook served the U.S. Army as an NCO in the Military Police, stationed in the Republic of South Korea.
CM Cook’s professional career began at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia where he served as one of six managers in the claims division. He later moved into Facilities and Administrative management. The skill set developed at Blue Cross allowed a smooth transition to becoming the Assistant Property Manager responsible for operations at Greenbriar Mall. He retired from the position during the first quarter of 2009.
In recent years, CM Cook has been an enthusiastic participant in Career Day programs held at various schools in the South Fulton area, most notably Paul D. West Middle school. His tenure as a Planning and Zoning commissioner gave him tremendous insight into the accountability of the City Council as it relates to short and long term land use planning.
CM Cook began his third term as a City Councilmember for Ward C in 2016. During his tenure, he has served on the Budget Committee for several years and has had the honor of serving as the Provisional Mayor Pro Tem for two non-consecutive years. He was further honored when elected by colleagues as the Mayor Pro Tem for 2016. CM Cook also served on a Task Force that was instrumental in helping pass the ordinance that implemented the Storm Water Utility.
As an active member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., he understands that you do not have to be an elected official to be of service to your community. He adamantly believes that age, education or income will never replace the simple desire and commitment to serve.