Regina V.K. Williams-Gates
Photo: City of Doraville website
Photo: City of Doraville website

Doraville’s city manager resigning at end of 2019

Doraville’s city manager is resigning at the end of the year, officials announced Wednesday.

Regina V.K. Williams-Gates is leaving the position to “fulfill other business endeavors and spend more time with her family,” the city said in a statement.

She came out of semi-retirement in May 2017 to become Doraville’s interim city manager. In January 2018, she was appointed to be the city’s chief administrator in a permanent capacity.

“She has served our city well and will be missed,” Mayor Donna Pittman said in a statement.


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Williams-Gates came to Doraville after serving as city manager in San Jose, California and Norfolk, Virginia. She also worked for the state of Virginia and the city of Richmond.

Her experience, Pittman said, allowed her to streamline processes within the city and focus on large-scale development and regional projects.

Her resignation is effective Dec. 31. Doraville, a city of about 10,500 in DeKalb County, will begin an “open and competitive” recruitment process to find a new city manager.

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DeKalb County police are investigating a shooting involving one of their own officers.

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