The City Council appoints a City Manager on the basis of his or her executive and administrative qualifications who supervises and coordinates all departments of the city and implements the policy decisions of the City Council in all departments. Leadership is provided by planning, facilitating and supervising the programs and services of the city. Responsibilities also include making recommendations to the City Council related to the affairs of the city, preparing reports to the City Council in respect to the operations of city departments or programs, ensuring that all laws, provisions of the City Charter are faithfully executed.
The City Clerk serves as the keeper of the records and provides administrative support to Elected Officials, Appointees, and the City Manager.
The Finance Department has the responsibility to account for all municipal resources, and to maintain a fiscally sound government organization that adheres to legal requirements and financial management principles, and to apply such resources in a manner, which is most beneficial to the residents and businesses of Dahlonega.
Finance and Administrative Services Director
Assistant Finance Director
The Human Resources Administrator provides a full range of services that include recruitment and selection, competitive pay and benefits, wellness initiatives, training, employee relations, and organizational development in order to recruit and retain dedicated professional staff in which to provide quality support services to the City and the public we serve.
(706) 482-2703 | 465 Riley Road, Dahlonega GA, 30533
Human Resources Administrator
Main Street Program / Downtown Development Authority
The purpose of the Downtown Development Authority and Main Street Program is to stimulate and sustain economic development in Downtown Dahlonega by encouraging cooperation and building leadership; by advancing a positive image of downtown and promoting it as an exciting place to live, shop, and invest; by sustaining and improving the appearance of downtown; and by strengthening and expanding the economic base of downtown. Downtown Dahlonega will retain its role as the heart of the region and the center for community and economic development. It will have an inviting appearance, highlighted by historic architecture. It will enhance the civic, cultural, and economic vitality of the entire community.
465 Riley Road, Dahlonega GA, 30533
Ariel grew up in Dahlonega, attending middle and high school in the Lumpkin County School system. She attended the University of North Georgia to study Political Science and Law and is now pursuing a degree in English with a Writing and Publication Concentration. Her professional training includes the Main Street 101 Certification, Downtown Development Authority Basic Training Certification, Georgia Department of Community Affairs Strategic Planning Workshop, University of Georgia Introductory Grant Writing Course, and University of North Georgia Continuing Education Social Media Course. She has worked downtown with business owners and community organizations since January 2021.
Main Street Manager
The Planning and Zoning Administrator is responsible for the administration of Community Development which includes plan review for subdivision, multi-family and commercial development, zoning administration, land use regulations, plat approval, building permits, sign permits, business license initial approval, and the administration of annexations, variances and appeals. City staff includes a Code Enforcement Officer who enforces city ordinances and regulations which include building inspections and soil erosion regulations.
Planning and Zoning Administrator
Residential Building Inspector
The Public Works Department maintains all the roads and streets within the City of Dahlonega. This department's other responsibilities include maintaining all city buildings, parks, and cemeteries.
Director of Public Works/City Engineer
Capital Projects manager & Facility Maintenance Supervisor
Streets, Cemeteries and Parks Supervisor
The City’s Water Treatment Facility provides safe, quality drinking water to the residents of Dahlonega and has received numerous awards for outstanding operations in the state of Georgia. Our source of water is derived from the Yahoola Creek Reservoir, a 140-acre lake completed in 2003 through a joint venture with Lumpkin County. The water is treated through a state of the art “Pall” Membrane Filtration System that was implemented in 2010. The facility can currently treat 6 MGD (Millions of Gallons Per Day) with an expansion footprint of 10 MGD. The treatment plant is operated by state certified treatment specialist that ensure the City’s drinking water meets the requirements of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division.
706-864-3591 | 1929 Morrison Moore Pkwy East, Dahlonega GA, 30533
Water/Waste Water Treatment Superintendent
The Dahlonega Municipal Court is located within Dahlonega City Hall. Court is held at City Hall. The Municipal Court handles various types of cases pertaining to misdemeanor traffic violations, misdemeanor criminal cases that occur within the City limits of Dahlonega, the court also hears all City ordinance violations.
465 Riley Road, Dahlonega GA, 30533
Municipal Court Clerk
Deputy Municipal Court Clerk
Chief of Police
The Chief of Police serves as the chief law enforcement for the City. The Chief’s duties include enforcement of state and local laws, traffic laws, alcohol licensing compliance and city ordinances violations. Additionally, the Chief coordinates with other local and state law enforcement agencies and many festival and event planners to ensure the safety of those who live, work and visit the City of Dahlonega.
Chief of Police