Marsha Anderson Bomar - Post 1 (Mayor Pro Tem)

Marsha circleDuluth resident since 1998

First elected November 2005
Next election November 2021
Current term January 2018 – January 2022

Email: mbomar@duluthga.net
Phone: 404.848.5359

Mail to:
Duluth City Hall
3167 Main Street
Duluth, GA 30096

“My vision is to paint a picture and bring it to life.”

As our community continues to blossom, we can see both the physical and cultural accomplishments.  New buildings, new businesses, and many new people.  Although we all derive benefit from a thriving downtown, the City is not homogenous in its makeup or its needs. We need to maintain the broad view and give each part of the community the attention and focus it needs to be its best. I will continue to be a strong voice for ALL of Duluth.  I will continue to work hard to ensure we are welcoming and inclusive.  I will continue to be accessible, to listen and to learn from others and to make well-informed decisions.


  • Married twenty (20) years to Lucien Bomar
  • Three Anderson children – Charles (wife Aubrey), Ross (girlfriend Kate), Alexis (husband Terran and granddaughter Anderson)
  • Three Bomar children – Tara, Heath (wife Jackie), Adam (wife Elizabeth and grands Wesley, Luke and Alexandria)
  • Arrived in Norcross in 1984; moved to Duluth in late 1990s
  • Currently serving as the Assistant General Manager, Capital Programs Delivery at MARTA
  • Education: Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn – B.S. Mathematics, 1973; M.S. Transportation Planning and Engineering, 1975; M.S.E. Civil Engineering, Princeton University, 1978; M.A., Civil Engineering 1978, Princeton University; Currently enrolled in Ph. D. program at University of Georgia, College of Environment and Design.
  • Select Honors: First woman selected Princeton University Engineering School Distinguished Alumnae (1994); First Woman International President of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (1994); American Society of Civil Engineers William Wisely Award; Institute of Transportation Engineers Theodore Matson Award and Burton Marsh Lifetime Service Award; Gwinnett Chamber Athena Award; American Council of Engineering Companies Public Service Award; Gwinnett Chamber Public Service Award; Partnership Gwinnett Influencer Award; Gwinnett United Way Treasure Award.
  • Founder and President of Street Smarts and Data Smarts (1990-2010); sold to international consultancy, Stantec.  Founder and owner of Chocolate Perks; co-owner of Four Forks and Madcaps.

  • Duluth Merchants Association, Board Member (1995-97)
  • Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
  • United Way, Gwinnett Chair (2008-10)
  • Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center Foundation, Board Chair

  • Society of Women Engineers Entrepreneur of the Year  (2005)
  • Duluth HS Band Booster Association – Chaperone, Pit Crew, First Aider, VP Fundraising – created Savory Sounds of Duluth event.  Honored by band with the new Chimes named in my honor.
  • Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce – Graduate of “Leadership Gwinnett” (1990)
  • Gwinnett and Metro Atlanta Chamber Small Business Person of the Year nominee
  • Girl Scouts of America, Assistant Troop Leader (1997-2003), Silver Award Counselor (2003 to present)
  • Boy Scouts of America, Troop 26 – Troop Committee and Merit Badge Counselor (1996-2010); Golden Eagle breakfast chair
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers International President (1994)
  • Woman in Business, 2nd Fastest-Growing Woman-Owned Business in Atlanta (2003)
  • Pacesetter Company (#35 in 2002, #40 in 2003)
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers Burton Marsh Lifetime Service Award (2003)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Transportation and Development Institute President
  • Association of Consulting Engineering, Companies of Georgia, Board Member
  • More than 100 hours of municipal training – Carl Vinson Institute of Government.  Instructor for Planning course.
  • Inaugural Board member – The Atlanta Transit Link (ATL)