The City Manager is appointed by the Mayor and City Council to run day-to-day functions of the city as well as provide information in the form of the City Budget and financial statements as generated by the manager and the city clerk.
The City is comprised of nearly 65 employees within three primary functions: Administration / City Hall (Utility Billing, Accounts Payable, Accounting Services and Financial Reporting, Clerk Services, Community Development, Main Street - Economic Development, and HR/Payroll); Public Safety (Municipal Court Services and Police); and Street Maintenance (Public Works, Grounds Maintenance, Water and Wastewater System, Stormwater Management and Sanitation).
Tim Young, originally from Tennessee, received degrees in Finance and Accounting from the University of Tennessee and completed all necessary courses in Urban and Regional Planning at UT-K before landing employment with Henry County in the mid to late 1990s. After another year in 2000 at the City of McDonough, Mr. Young moved on to Columbia County, GA as a Principal Planner through 2004, when he was sought out to become the city's initial Community Development Director. He became City Manager in April 2012 and continues training with the American Planning Association and the International City Management Association.
Current focus areas for 2020 are Transportation/Mobility, including getting the city Local Project Administration certified as well as critical Capital Projects of Tanger Park as well as renovations at City Hall.