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Assistant city manager in LaGrange joining the city of Decatur

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Assistant city manager in LaGrange joining the city of Decatur

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Teresa Taylor. Photo provided by the city of Decatur.


The city of Decatur has a new assistant city manager.

The city announced that it has hired Teresa Taylor, who will start on April 22. She is currently an assistant city manager for the city of LaGrange. Prior to that, she was an assistant to the city manager in Chamblee.

“Taylor is a member of the International City-County Management Association, as well as the Georgia City County Management Associations,” the city’s press release says. “She is a graduate of ICMA’s 2 year leadership program and she completed ICMA’s Senior Executive Institute at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.”

She served as an ICMA fellow with the city of Decatur from 2012 to 2014.

The city received more than 200 applications for the job opening. The position was previously held by Andrea Arnold, who left that job when she was promoted to city manager of Decatur.

“I’m thrilled to have her join our team,” Arnold said.

Taylor said the feeling is mutual.

“I am excited to return to the city of Decatur, where I got my start in local government,” she said in a press release. “I am especially looking forward to working with the team on the 2020 Strategic Plan.”

She holds a bachelor of arts in English and history from Emory University and a Master of Public Administration in Management and Finance from the Andrew Young School of  Policy Studies at Georgia State University.

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