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Deputy City Manager


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The City of Acworth, GA is recruiting for a Deputy City Manager.  The Deputy City Manager is responsible for assisting the City Manager and the leadership team in managing the day-to-day operations of the City government and aiding the Mayor and City Council with the implementation of the governing body’s policies and directions.

Located just 35 miles north of Atlanta in Cobb County, Acworth, Georgia, boasts a charming historic downtown, two beautiful lakes, endless trails and greenspaces, and a commercial district with ample modern amenities for its community's residents and visitors alike, all located in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains. The City has well-established neighborhoods, a mix of retail and restaurants and industrial development.  The City is also home to Lake Acworth a 362 acre man-made lake and has easy access to the larger Lake Allatoona. 

The City has 171 employees across 11 departments.  The FY 2024 General Fund budget is over $21M and this full-service municipality provides its residents with a wide array of services including Police, Electric Services and Water/Sewer.   

The role of Deputy City Manager reports to the City Manager and serves as a key member of the executive leadership team, supporting a wide variety of Departments and Divisions. Current assignments will include Development (Zoning, GIS, Code Compliance, Building Inspections, and Plan Review), Economic Development, Municipal Court, City Clerk, Tourism, Historic Preservation, Downtown Development, and general governance responsibilities.

This position will be counted on to independently lead their assigned portfolio of departments and to provide support to the City Manager and the leadership team with special projects and city-wide initiatives. The position requires the successful candidate to meet the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in any field with a Master of Public Administration (MPA) preferred.


  • Significant experience in local government in a leadership capacity preferred.


  • Knowledgeable and experienced in Community Development, Economic Development and Support Services welcomed.


The hiring range for this position is from $120,000 - $127,000.

For more information including the recruitment brochure, job description and link to the city website, visit the Deputy City Manager recruitment page on the Sumter Consulting website:

To Apply:  Please submit a PDF resume and cover letter to Sumter Local Government Consulting by email to: 

First review of resumes will be June 28, 2024.  Direct questions and inquiries to Warren Hutmacher (404) 535-0525 or

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