What are the day-to-day responsibilities of an Assistant City Manager?
I manage the daily operations of the City, while working on special projects like the build out of the City Council chambers on First Avenue. One such project that I’m currently working on is identifying software that will make it easier for citizens to interact with the City. I also serve as a liaison between the Community Improvement Districts (CIDs), DeKalb County and GDOT regarding road issues. If you see a pothole or a sign that needs fixing, give me a call and I’ll help you coordinate those requests.
You have a unique educational and work background for an Assistant City Manager…
I studied civil engineering at Auburn, then worked for six years as a roadway designer. I took that experience to the City of Roswell, where I oversaw their capital improvement project for four years. I was then hired by CH2M as part of the start-up team for the City of Johns Creek. Over my 10 years there, I was a transportation engineer, capital improvement manager and Deputy Director of Public Works.
Why did you decide to come work in Tucker?
I love City startup. Being a part of the Johns Creek team and seeing that come to life were exciting. It was exciting for me to be a part of Tucker’s startup and help the Mayor and City Council to implement their vision. Additionally, this was a growth opportunity for me, in that I was able to move up into a project management role.
What is the best part about working in Tucker?
I love the people: the volunteers who are willing to help whenever and, of course, we have the best staff!
OFF THE WALL
Who was your childhood crush?
Growing up, I watched A LOT of re-runs of The Monkees on Nickelodeon. Who didn’t have a crush on Davy Jones?
What’s your favorite sport?
Auburn football. My husband and I love going back to the games and tailgating.
Any of John Hughes’ movies from the 80s…Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Weird Science, Pretty in Pink, Mr. Mom and, of course, the National Lampoon Vacation series.
Have any hobbies? I like to make “interesting” cakes.