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City of College Park, GA


Listing Summary

Covering nearly 11 square miles, College Park is home to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the busiest in the world. College Park is also home to the world headquarters of Chick-fil-A and Woodward Academy, the largest private school in the continental United States. The City’s daytime population swells to nearly 300,000, although there are only 15,000 permanent residents.

College Park’s robust entertainment/hospitality district is centered around the Georgia International Convention Center and the Gateway Arena @ College Park, which serves as the home court for the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream and the G-League’s College Park Skyhawks.

The City is fiscally sound, with an operating budget of approximately $133 million for FY 2021-2022. College Park boasts its own electric utility and is in partnership with Clean Energy Fuels, Inc. as co-owners of one of the largest compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations in the southeastern United States.

Population: College Park provides the best of both worlds - a small-town atmosphere within one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country. The latest U.S. Census figures set the City's population at 15,000. Employers, however, may take advantage of a metro labor force of over 3,000,000.

Employment Options: A well-maintained and convenient highway system, along with extensive rapid rail and bus routes, enables workers to access a wide range of employment options.

Property: The median property value in College Park, GA is $155,500, and the homeownership rate is 26.2%. As of 2020, College Park had 8,044 housing units, with many new developments currently in progress.

Unemployment Rates: College Park – 4.9%
State of Georgia – 5.3%
U.S. – 6.0%

The City of College Park was incorporated in 1895. It is located approximately nine minutes and seven miles south of Atlanta's downtown business district. College Park enjoys access to Interstate Highways 1-85 and I-285 and U.S. Highway 29, adjacent to and adjoining the Midfield Terminal Complex of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

The City of College Park is empowered to levy a property tax on real and personal properties within its boundaries. It also is authorized by State Statute to extend its corporate limits by annexation, which occurs periodically when deemed appropriate by the Governing Council.

The City operates under the Council-City Manager form of government. Policymaking and legislative authority are vested in the Governing Council, consisting of a Mayor and a four-member council. The Governing Council is responsible for, among other tasks, passing ordinances, adopting the budget, appointing committee members, and hiring the City's Manager and the City Attorney. The City Manager is responsible for carrying out the policies and ordinances of the governing Council and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the City. The Council is elected on a non-partisan basis. Councilmembers are elected to four-year staggered terms. The Mayor is elected for a four-year term. All Council Members are elected from their ward, while the Mayor is elected At Large.

For more information including the recruitment brochure, job description and link to the city website, please visit the City Manager recruitment page:
https://www.whwlocalgovexperts.com/cocp-city-manager

To Apply:  Please submit a PDF resume and two-sentence interest statement to Warren Hutmacher, Executive Recruiter (WHW Local Government Consulting) to whutmacher@localgovexperts.com

First review of resumes will be October 26, 2022

Listing ends on:

11/25/2022