Position Announcement: City Manager

Dahlonega, Georgia, (pop. 7,537), located in the Appalachian foothills seventy miles north of Atlanta, and home to the University of North Georgia, is seeking an experienced professional to serve as City Manager.  The position reports to a Mayor and six-member council and manages the city’s general and enterprise operations. Enterprise activities include Water and Sewer, Solid Waste, and Stormwater.  The City Manager is responsible for leading approximately 50 employees and works closely with Lumpkin County.  A previous winner of the Great American Main Street Award (2021), the community values historic preservation while also progressively working to provide an active downtown that serves as a place to live, work, play, and visit.  Home to more than 7,000 university students and festivals that draw over 200,000 visitors each year, the city is considered a premier destination for visitors throughout the southeast.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated executive leadership in a public organization, familiarity with Georgia’s local funding and debt management methods, and effective communication skills.  A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study is required.  

To apply, please email a cover letter, professional references, resume, and salary requirements to DahlonegaSearch@uga.edu or send via mail to:

Human Resource Management Unit

Attn: Dan Lasseter
Carl Vinson Institute of Government
201 N. Milledge Avenue
Athens, GA 30602

The University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government is assisting the City of Dahlonega with the search process.