DEPUTY CITY MANAGER
Dave Wells has more than 30 years of public service experience at both the local and federal levels. As Deputy City Manager, Dave oversees all Capital Assets. Previously, Dave was the City of Sandy Springs Director of Facilities and the senior project manager for the numerous city projects to include the City Springs project.
Dave served 24 years in the United States Navy, where he performed various Senior Advisory roles such as Airport and Aviation Maintenance Management, Supply Chain Management, Manpower, and Facilities Management. In 2010, Dave retired from the United States Navy and began working for URS Corporation as Director of Maintenance for Army CERDIC at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey.
Dave relocated to Georgia to work for the City of Sandy Springs Public Works Department in 2012. He has managed facilities operations, contracts, budget management, expense reporting, and safety and risk management for several multi-million dollar facilities and projects at various locations across the City.
ASSISTANT CITY MANAGERS
Kristin Smith is Assistant City Manager leading the Innovation, Business, and Technology team. Kristin previously served as the Assistant to the City Manager, focused on research and special project management. She led the City’s sustainability efforts, upgrading the Atlanta Regional Commission Green Communities Certification from Bronze to Gold and implementing partnerships with Trees Atlanta to plant 400 trees annually throughout the City.
Prior, Kristin served as a long-range planner for the City, focused on the creation of the Next Ten Comprehensive Plan and four Small Area Plans. She received her Bachelor of Public Policy and Master of City and Regional Planning degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Jim Tolbert, FAICP, is Assistant City Manager for Community Enhancement. Jim joined the City from Charlottesville, Va., where he served as Director of the Department of Neighborhood Development Services. He also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture, Department of Urban and Regional Planning.
Prior to his role with the City of Charlottesville, Jim guided planning and development for the cities of Albany, Ga.; Columbus, Ga.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Gatlinburg, Tenn. and Opelika, Ala. He was previously a director of the Albany Dougherty Planning Commission and served as City Administrator for LaFayette, Ala.
Jim received his Bachelor of Science in Community Planning and Development from Columbus State University and earned his Master of Community Planning from Auburn University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).