Sharon Kraun, Communications Director
For Immediate Release
Assistant City Manager Noah Reiter to Leave City
Release Date: 9/23/2011
SANDY SPRINGS (Sept. 23, 2011) —Assistant City Manager Noah Reiter, who joined the City of Sandy Springs in January 2008, has announced his resignation, effective October 5th. Originally hired to spearhead the evaluation and design of the City’s first 9-1-1 center, as well as negotiate a performance-based contract with Rural/Metro Ambulance, Mr. Reiter has served the City for nearly four years.
“The unique structure of the Sandy Springs government and the talent possessed by the City Manager and other senior staff members afforded me incredibly unique professional opportunities,” commented Mr. Reiter. “These were key factors in my decision to accept the position with Sandy Springs, and are what have made my decision to leave difficult.”
Within five months of his hiring, Reiter successfully structured a contract for ambulance services with Rural/Metro, providing for five dedicated ambulances at peak times and three during off-peak times. Response times have been outstanding since the contract’s inception in July 2008, and the results of the City’s recent National Citizen Survey indicate that Sandy Springs has the highest citizen satisfaction rating for ambulance services among fifty comparably-sized jurisdictions.
City Manager John McDonough said, “Noah’s most substantial contribution to the still-new City was the oversight of the conceptual design and implementation of the Chattahoochee River 9-1-1 Authority (ChatComm), which is the City’s joint venture with Johns Creek for the provision of 9-1-1 and emergency dispatch services. This was the last-remaining public safety service still being provided by Fulton County, which caused frequent delays to police, fire, and emergency medical response. Having just celebrated its second anniversary, ChatComm has significantly enhanced public safety response for the two communities it serves. Serving as Sandy Springs’ Executive Director for ChatComm, Noah has continued to oversee the development of the center. He also played a key role in the City of Dunwoody’s decision to join ChatComm, which is scheduled for early October.”
Police Chief Terry Sult added, “It’s been my pleasure to work with Noah for the last three years. He is knowledgable, extremely talented and will be difficult to replace.”
Although a good portion of Mr. Reiter’s focus has been on public safety, he also has participated heavily in citywide information technology initiatives, and currently oversees the City’s service contracts for Information Services, the Municipal Court, the non-emergency call center and serves as Acting City Manager in the City Manager’s absence.
Originally from the northeast, Mr. Reiter will be relocating for an opportunity there, bringing him closer to family.