3/24/2014Dunwoody City Manager leaves for City of Johns Creek
Dunwoody City Manager leaves for City of Johns Creek
Dunwoody, Ga. – March 24, 2014 – After serving more than five years as the first City Manager for the City of Dunwoody, Warren Hutmacher today resigned his position. Hutmacher moves on to become the new City Manager in Johns Creek but remains in his position at the City of Dunwoody until April 25, 2014.
“Naturally, I have mixed emotions about the decision,” said Hutmacher. “While my family and I are excited to move to Johns Creek, our time in Dunwoody has been very special. Leaving a job in a community as extraordinary as Dunwoody is hard, but I am leaving behind an exceptional team of employees.”
Hutmacher has been with the city since inception and was the first official city employee. Hutmacher’s significant accomplishments with the City of Dunwoody include the introduction of the “split contract service model”, the city’s Project Renaissance redevelopment initiative and the infrastructure investments made over the last five years.
“We established a solid foundation for future success. All of the long-range plans for the city are in place and there is a considerable surplus of funds for a rainy day. There are a number of projects underway that I think will have a long lasting impact on the community. I am proud of my time in Dunwoody.”
The City of Dunwoody operates under a unique “split contract service model” to provide the most efficient and effective services to its citizens and businesses. The model uses private sector entities to provide key municipal services. The city has saved a considerable amount of money by creating a competitive environment for municipal service delivery.
Project Renaissance is a partnership between the city and John Wieland Homes on 35 acres within a key redevelopment zone in the Georgetown neighborhood. Project Renaissance adds much needed park space, new single-family homes, a multi-use trail, and future potential space for a City Hall and a planned commercial node to serve the greater neighborhood.
The City of Dunwoody has made significant financial investments over the past five years to pave roads, build and repair sidewalks and rebuild the storm water infrastructure. All of this was accomplished without incurring any long-term debt.
“As Mayor, I’ve seen Warren’s stabilizing and innovative impact on our community,” said Dunwoody Mayor Mike Davis. “His steady leadership and willingness to take on out-of-the-box ideas has paid dividends for the long-term best interest of the city. We thank him for his service and wish him nothing but success in his new job in Johns Creek.”
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