Staff Contact Information

Contact City Hall Customer Service, open 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday by calling: 706-864-6133. The holiday exceptions are noted on the city calendar.

City Manager

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.

Bill Schmid
City Manager

City Clerk

The City Clerk serves as the keeper of the records and provides administrative support to Elected Officials, Appointees, and the City Manager.

Mary Csukas
City Clerk

Finance Department

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.

Melody Marlowe
Finance Director
Kimberly Stafford
Assistant Finance Director

Human Resources

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

Tammy Bruce
Human Resources Administrator

Downtown Development Authority & Main Street Program

465 Riley Road, Dahlonega GA, 30533

Shannon Ferguson
DDA Director

Community Development

The Community Development Director 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.

Kevin Herrit
Community Development Director
Tim Martin
Building Inspection & Code Enforcement Officer

Public Works

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.

Mark Buchanan
Director of Public Works/City Engineer
Vince Hunsinger
Sanitation/Shop Supervisor & Capital Projects manager
Troy Armstrong
Streets, Cemeteries and Parks Supervisor

Water Department

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

John Jarrard
Water/Waste Water Treatment Superintendent

Municipal Court

The Dahlonega Municipal Court is located within Dahlonega City Hall. Court is held once a month at City Hall, all sessions of court start at 6:00 p.m. 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

Stacie Sides
Municipal Court Clerk

City Marshal

The City Marshal serves as the chief law enforcement for the City. The Marshal’s duties include enforcement of state and local laws, traffic laws, alcohol licensing compliance and city ordinances violations. Additionally, the Marshal 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.

Jeff Branyon
City Marshal

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