Dunwoody hires former Atlanta schools, DeKalb budget chief


The new assistant city manager in Dunwoody comes from Atlanta Public Schools, where he spent the last year leading the budget office.

Jay Vinicki also has a lengthy history working for DeKalb County’s government. He said in a news release that he is excited to start his new job later this month.

“Having worked in and around the Dunwoody area for more than a decade, I appreciate the sense of community that the city offers,” he said. “I can’t wait to get started.”

Vinicki left DeKalb County in May 2018 after 11 years, including three years as director of the Office of Management and Budget. In that role he oversaw a $1.2 billion budget.

He then became budget chief at Atlanta Public Schools, which has a $1.1 billion spending plan. Vinicki has also served in planning and budgeting for Gwinnett County, the city of Roswell and the office of Georgia’s governor.

He has a master’s degree in public affairs from the University of Georgia and a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University.

The city of Dunwoody, incorporated in 2008, has a population of 49,609 and a budget of $37.1 million. It is a hub of commercial activity in an area known as the Perimeter, including operations for State Farm and InterContinental Hotels Group.

Vinicki will serve under city manager Eric Linton, who was hired in 2014.

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