City Manager’s Office

The city manager provides guidance and advice to the mayor and city council on a variety of issues and is responsible for the day-to-day management of city operations including finance, planning and zoning, human resources, parks and recreation, public works, economic development, customer service and the city’s gas utility, stormwater utility and public golf course. The city manager evaluates city departments and how well the city provides world-class services to ensure all funds appropriated for such services are being utilized effectively and efficiently.
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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 – May 2017

Planning and Development: Permits. Twenty-eight single family home permits were issued for the month of April with an average square footage of 3,131 and six multi-family home permits were issued with an average of 2,460 square feet. Year to date, there has been a 19% overall increase in residential permits issued as compared to 2016.

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Contact the City Manager

Paul Radford
City Manager
5039 West Broad Street
Sugar Hill, GA 30518
Phone: (770) 945-6716
Email: pradford@cityofsugarhill.com

Troy Besseche
Assistant City Manager
5039 West Broad Street
Sugar Hill, GA 30518
Phone: (770) 945-6716
Email: tbesseche@cityofsugarhill.com

General Inquiries:
Robyn Adams
Human Resources & Executive Services Manager
5039 West Broad Street
Sugar Hill, GA 30518
Phone: (770) 945-6716
Email: radams@cityofsugarhill.com

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The City Manager wants to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to provide compliments and/or feedback about services provided by the city. We always appreciate your feedback and take it seriously as it helps us to monitor and improve our performance and provide the best services to our citizens.