“We are excited to get Chris on board and are expecting quick results from him,” Doraville Mayor Joseph Geierman said in a statement. “The City Council has multiple projects and priorities that it wants to see progress on.”
Those tasks include filling vacant high-level positions in the city, analyzing the city’s outsourced services and rezoning Buford Highway for mixed-use development, Geierman said.
In a statement, Eldridge said he is “eager to get started.”
“The interview process allowed me to get to know the council and experience their excitement for Doraville’s future,” he said. “Their enthusiasm sold me on the position. I can’t wait to continue to learn all I can about Doraville and become a part of the community.”
Charles Atkinson will continue serving as police chief; he filled in as Doraville’s interim city manager after Regina V.K. Williams-Gates resigned at the end of 2019. Located in northern DeKalb County, Doraville has an estimated population of about 10,300.
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