City Promotes From Within To Fill Key Roles

From the City’s Communications Specialist Renae Madison…

Effective February 12, Russ Madison, current Revenue & Technology Director will become the Finance Director with responsibilities for leading and managing the revenue and accounting divisions of the Administrative Services Department, as well as continuing his responsibilities with technology.  Also, effective February 12, Meredith Roark, current Budget & Performance Measurement Director will become the City Clerk, incorporating her existing duties and taking over responsibilities for elections, records administration and other duties such as certifying documents.

“I am glad that we have internal talent who are able to step-up and assist the organization in making a transition” said City Manager Peggy Merriss, “I am confident that Russ and Meredith will do an excellent job.”

Russ Madison has been with the City for 10 years and has an associate’s degree in intelligence operations from Cochise College, a bachelor of arts in political science from Emory University, and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Georgia. Meredith Roark has been with the City for 11 years and has a BBA in economics from the University of Georgia and an MS in public policy from Georgia Tech.

The City will soon be recruiting to fill a new Accountant position to complete the team in  the Finance Division of Administrative Services.

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