Ed Densmore, Johns Creek police chief and acting city manager, has been formally nominated for the city manager’s job. CITY OF JOHNS CREEK

Johns Creek looks within to fill city manager’s post

After a nationwide search for a new city manager, Johns Creek is moving to fill the position from within, tapping Acting City Manager and Police Chief Ed Densmore for the job.

Mayor Mike Bodker announced his intent to nominate Densmore at Monday’s City Council meeting. “Ed Densmore brings an exceptional and intimate knowledge of our community along with great respect and admiration from current city staff for being an unparalleled leader,” Bodker said.

Densmore has served as acting city manager for the past eight months and as Johns Creek’s first and only police chief for 11 years, launching the department after the city’s incorporation in 2006. He succeeds Warren Hutmacher, who reached a separation agreement with the city last June.

Densmore previously served as Alpharetta police chief. He has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Michigan State University.

The mayor and council are to vote on Densmore’s appointment March 9. He will continue as police chief until a new chief is selected, the city said. Information: https://bit.ly/3a0et7y

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