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City of Ball Ground, Georgia   

Position:  City Clerk/Downtown Development Director

Department:  Administration      

Salary:  $55,000. - $65,000.  Based on experience and qualifications.

The City of Ball Ground is accepting resumes for a City Clerk/Downtown Development Authority Director.  Our present City Clerk Karen Jordan is retiring after 39 years of service. 

The purpose of this classification is to serve as custodian of the official city seal, maintain city council records required by the charter, and perform such other duties as may be required by the city council. 

Work is performed under the general supervision of the City Manager, but the City Clerk is a direct report to Mayor and City Council. 

This position is also responsible for the development, execution, implementation, and documentation of Downtown Development Authority (DDA) activities in the City of Ball Ground.  The Director works with the City and Board of Directors to determine overall development objectives and action plans and is responsible for project oversight and administration.  The Director enthusiastically and consistently promotes downtown development through various public relations initiatives and events; works cooperatively and effectively with businesses,  property owners, and prospective developers, identifies, and secures grant funding, and performs all administrative functions associated with DDA activities.  This work is performed under the general supervision of the City Manager, but the Downtown Development Authority Director is a direct report to the Downtown Development Authority.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described.  Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description.


Interested candidates must email resumes to City Manager Eric Wilmarth at The closing date for resumes is June 30, 2024.


The City of Ball Ground, Georgia commits to a policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees, complying with local, state, and federal laws. The City’s policy is to employ qualified persons without discrimination regarding race, creed, color, religion, age, sex, country of national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, political affiliation, ethnicity, or status in any other group protected by federal/state/local law. 


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