Randy Knighton is expected to be named the new city manager in Stockbridge.

Stockbridge to pick new city manager

Stockbridge officials announced recently that a nationwide search had been concluded with the selection of Randy Knighton as the sole finalist for the position of city manager, which became vacant when Michael Harris left earlier this year.

Under the city’s charter, the city manager is nominated by the mayor and confirmed by the City Council. By state law the finalist or finalists must be announced at least 14 days before that vote is taken.

The city manager “is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the city and the management and direction of its employees,” according to a statement from City Hall. Knighton has been the county administrator for Hall County. Before that, he was Hall County’s senior planner for four years and then planning director for five years.

He is expected to attend the Aug. 29 City Council meeting, and the council will likely vote on the mayor’s nomination at a Sept. 7 special called meeting.

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