Sandy Springs city clerk takes new job in Woodstock

One year after hiring its city clerk away from Alpharetta, Sandy Springs again is seeking someone to take the job of official records keeper.

The present city clerk, Coty Thigpen, submitted her resignation, effective Wednesday, Jan. 22. She is leaving for a new job as assistant city manager in Woodstock, a Sandy Springs spokeswoman said.

The Sandy Springs City Council on Tuesday, Jan. 21, appointed Lia Jones as interim city clerk while it conducts a search for a Thigpen’s replacement. Thigpen had served as city clerk in Alpharetta and Canton before coming to Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs has posted the city clerk's job opening on its website. The clerk's responsibilities, it says, include preparing agendas, recording actions and producing minutes of City Council meetings; overseeing legal notices, records management and open records requests; and serving as the city's elections official.

The city seeks candidates with a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration or a related field; five years’ experience, and one year of experience taking and transcribing dictation for minutes and proceedings. Preferred qualifications include certification as a municipal clerk and an election official.

Applications are due Jan. 26, the posting says.