Tracy Rathbone is the executive director of the Town Center Community Improvement District (TCCID). In her role, Tracy works collaboratively with the board of directors, state, county and city leaders and TCCID constituents to invest the approximately $3.2M of tax funds received each year to develop parks, trails and infrastructure. Responsibilities include oversight and direction of all aspects of the CID’s strategy and execution, providing executive leadership, and ensuring the appropriate management of the tax funds received. As executive director, Tracy has also been responsible for creating and launching a new 501c3 organization, the Town Center Community Alliance, to support the greenspace and trail initiatives of the TCCID.
Prior to her work with the TCCID, Tracy served as the director of business development for Coxe Curry & Associates, metro Atlanta’s largest and most experienced nonprofit consulting firm. In this role, Tracy was responsible for leading and overseeing the development of new business and marketing efforts for the firm as well as directing client engagements primarily in the Cobb region. Prior to Coxe Curry, Tracy served as development director for St. Luke’s Community House in Nashville, Tennessee. Additionally, she was a founding member of the Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee, where she served as the organization’s first executive director.
Tracy is actively involved in her local community, serving on various boards including: Cobb Chamber, Cobb’s Competitive EDGE, Council for Quality Growth, Kennesaw State University, the Strand Theatre and lifeSAFE Resources, where she currently serves as chair. She is also a member of the 2017 Leadership Atlanta Class, Atlanta Regional Commission, City of Kennesaw Strategic Planning Committee, Cobb 2040 Steering Committee, Kennesaw Business Association, Marietta Kiwanis, 2012 Leadership Cobb Class, 2015 Regional Leadership Institute and Women in Transportation.
Tracy was recently named the 2017 Woman of Distinction by the Cobb Chamber, 2017 member of the 40 Under 40 class by Atlanta Business Chronicle, one of the 100 Influential Women to Know by Engineering Georgia, and a 2018 Notable Georgian by Georgia Trend magazine. Tracy was named one of Cobb County’s Top 20 Under 40 by Cobb Life Magazine in 2013 and was named a 2014 Woman of Achievement by liveSAFE Resources (formally the YWCA of Northwest Georgia).
Tracy has been honored as a Distinguished Alumna of Vanderbilt University where she earned her M.Ed. with highest honors. She also graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Psychology from Georgia State University and an A.A. from Oxford College of Emory University. She and her daughter, Lila, live in Smyrna and love to travel, dance and spend time fishing in the Florida Keys.