... a Community Development Director
Excerpted essential job duties from the official description linked above:
•Supervise the initiation, amendment, and implementation of ordinances and resolutions relevant to community development such as zoning, land division and development, and building;
•Assures that citizen complaints and inquiries relating to departmental activity are researched and resolved in a timely fashion;
•Communicates official plans, programs, policies and procedures to staff and the general public;
•Directs ongoing research into new technologies and trends, and recommends implementation of programs and equipment to help the Department achieve its objectives more efficiently;
•Coordinates, researches and evaluates projects and programs that will enhance and preserve the City’s economic base;
•Ability to identify the department’s future direction in response to changing community needs, and to develop, implement, and monitor appropriate plans, schedules, and action steps;
Can you say "Hot Potato"? I knew you could. :-) Who will step up and put their hat in the ring for this one?
Remember in an earlier post (linked here) where I said you can learn a lot about an elected official by who they appoint or hire? The Council has final say on City hires and policies to be implemented - but it's people in roles like that that tell them what direction to go in, policy-wise.
Let's pay attention to who applies and who gets hired. That could put an awfully big spin on some referendums coming up, as well as elections.
Speaking of which, I'm still waiting to see if there will be any responses to my one-woman campaign forum. IMHO, I'll know who's responsive to the average Dunwoody citizen, and who may not be, based on who bothers to answer and who doesn't. But like everything else, that's just one opinion. That ends up on this blog.