Approximately 370 professionals work on the City's behalf in the areas of municipal services, operations and public safety. Below is a list of departments, a brief overview of what they do, and key contacts. To reach any department via phone, please call our 24/7 Call Center at 770.730.5600.
The City Manager is responsible for the oversight and management of the day-to-day city operations.
City Clerk's Office
The City Clerk is the official record keeper for the City, including recording and maintaining the council's official actions in minutes, coordinating and distributing the agenda, maintaining contracts, ordinances, resolutions and agreements and coordinating the records management and retention program for the City.
Communication and Media
The Communications Department serves as the liaison with the community, coordinating public affairs, public relations, marketing, and media relations.
Contact: Sharon Kraun, Communications Director
The Community Development department is responsible for city planning (zoning, building code development), permitting services, construction review, and enforcement of municipal codes.
Community Development: Building and Development Division
The Building and Development Division oversees plans review, permitting and enforcement of City building, development and environmental codes and ordinances. The division ensures compliance with local and state laws through a comprehensive inspections program based on the technical expertise of staff, combined with active community involvement.
Contact: Jesus Davila, Manager of Building and Land Development
Community Development: Planning and Zoning Division
Planning and Zoning is responsible for the development and implementation of rules and regulations found in the City’s Development Code and Comprehensive Plan related to the development of property.
Contact: Catherine Mercier-Baggett, Planning and Zoning Manager
Community Development: Code Enforcement
Code enforcement addresses a wide range of issues that affect the environment, our health and safety, property values and general well-being. The objective of Code Enforcement is to obtain voluntary compliance.
Contact: Yvonne Smith, Code Enforcement Manager
The Economic Development office is the caregiver of our business community, working hard to attract new business and to retain existing business within the City.
The Facilities Department is charged with taking care of the maintenance and security of city-owned facilities.
Contact: Dave Wells, Facilities Director
The Finance Department provides the fiduciary oversight and support in managing the fiscal activities of the City, including preparation of the City's budget, annual audit, payroll and payments to City vendors.
Contact: Karen Ellis, Finance Director
Finance: Revenue Division – Taxes and Licenses
The Revenue Division of the Finance Department assists business owners obtain and renew their mandatory Business Occupational Tax Certificate, also known as a Business License. There may additional requirements for businesses who sell alcohol, rent accommodations and vehicles. This department facilitates these other licenses/fees.
Finance: Purchasing Division
The Purchasing Office assists with the acquisition of all products and services from outside commercial organizations and vendors. Primarily, the focus is formal solicitations for construction, professional services, and the review all contracts to be signed by Sandy Springs.
Contact: Charise Glass, Purchasing Manager
The mission of the City of Sandy Springs Fire Department is to provide the highest level of fire and emergency services to our citizens and visitors with highly trained, caring personnel. Striving to provide excellent customer service in response, education, prevention and professional services, we abide by the motto: outstanding service by outstanding people.
The Human Resources department oversees employment opportunities within City Hall and manages HR duties for Public Safety personnel and City staff. As part of the Public-Private-Partnership, recruiting for general city services are conducted by private companies with human resources for those staff members managed by their respective companies.
Contact: Carol Sicard, Human Resources Director & Risk Management
The IT Department handles the City's internal technology systems and protocols.
Contact: Jonathan Crowe, Director
Sandy Springs Municipal Court considers the fair and timely adjudication of cases among its top priorities. Paramount is a customer-driven, service-oriented atmosphere in which victims, defendants and all other customers are treated with the utmost respect and concern, by a highly trained, efficient staff.
Contact: Cheston Roney, Court Administrator
The Sandy Springs Police Department is charged with the safety and security of residents and visitors to the City. Operations are coordinated from two districts; north and south. Each district is commanded by district captains and is comprised of four patrol zones.
The Public Works Department protects, preserves and maintains the City's infrastructure. Of particular focus are: transportation including pavement care and traffic control, stormwater and sidewalks.
Contact: Marty Martin, Director of Public Works
Public Works: Stormwater Division
Stormwater Management Systems encompass any of the devices used to collect, treat or dispose of storm, flood or surface drainage waters.
Contact: Dane Henson, Stormwater Services Unit Manager
Public Works: Transportation Services
Oversees the City's Transportation Capital Improvement Program Planning and reviews transportation related permits. Oversees the Traffic Management Center.
Contact: Kristen Wescott, Transportation Services Unit Manager
Public Works: Field Services
Public Works: Capital Improvement Programs
Manages capital improvement infrastructure projects.
Contact: Wesley Waters, CIP Unit Manager