In January 2020, Andrea Surratt became the City of Sandy Springs' second City Manager. Most recently serving as Bozeman, Montana's City Manager, Surratt's municipal experience spans more than 28 years.
A native of North Carolina, Surratt served as Planning and Development Manager for the City of Wilmington and Town Manager for Wrightsville Beach. Surratt was Assistant City Manager for the City of Hickory, N.C. for ten years, also serving as Interim City Manager for Hickory before her selection as City Manager for Bozeman.
Surratt is an ICMA credentialed manager with a Master's degree in City and Regional Planning from Clemson University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Guilford College. She's the recipient of multiple awards including NCAPA Marvin Collins Award, Implementation/ Large Community, Inspiring Spaces Plan (2017) Assistant City Manager of the Year, NCCCMA (2015), ICMA Award for the Operation No Vacancy Program (2011), Cape Fear Region "O" Council of Governments, Outstanding Planner (2002), and has long history of community involvement and volunteerism in each city where she has worked.