City Manager’s Office

The City Manager provides guidance and advice to the City Council and administration on city-wide issues, coordinating the work of City departments and evaluating how well the City provides services.

City Manager Paul Radford

Paul was named city manager of Sugar Hill in November 2013, after serving for twelve years as the Deputy Executive Director of the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA).

At GMA, Paul was responsible for oversight of the association’s state and federal governmental relations, research and policy development, public information and communications, membership outreach and downtown development services.

Prior to his time at GMA, Paul served as the Deputy Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. He worked under four Governors and helped craft, design and implement most of the major programs, services and policy requirements related to local government.

In his early career, Paul served as an Economic Director and Community Development Director at two regional commissions and was also the first County Manager of Cook County, Georgia.

Paul has an extensive and diverse management background at the state, regional and local government levels and brings his love and passion of vibrant downtowns to his job in Sugar Hill.

Paul received his BA from Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia and his Masters in Urban Affairs from Virginia Tech.

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Management Report – December 12, 2016

Planning and Development: Development Studies.Two very important planning studies are under way. Bleakly Advisory Group is performing research and analysis on demographic and market patterns along the Buford Highway and Highway 20 Corridors. Planning staff is preparing to present the findings to the Mayor and Council from the Buford Highway study within the next couple


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City Manager
5039 West Broad St.
Sugar Hill, GA 30518

General Inquiries: 

Robyn Adams
Assistant to the Mayor and City Manager
(770) 945-6716

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