Clarkesville - On Nov. 19, the City of Clarkesville announced Kieth Dickerson as their new City Manager.
The sole finalist for the position was announced Monday, Nov. 4, at the Clarkesville City Council meeting.
“The Clarkesville City Council is pleased to announce its choice for City Manager is Keith Dickerson,” Mayor Barrie Aycock says during the Nov. 4 meeting.
The council unanimously chose Dickerson after going through a thorough review and interview process with him and several other qualified candidates.
“He just appealed to all of us as being an easygoing people person who wanted to come to Clarkesville for the right reasons,” Aycock says.
Out of 100 applicants, Dickerson was the first to be interviewed by the council.
Aycock noted that around 85 percent of the applicants “were not particularly qualified for the position”.
Only four applicants were interviewed for the position, and one candidate withdrew “because his wife just didn’t want to move,” Aycock says.
“Mr. Dickerson currently serves as the City Administrator for the City of McDonough, where he has been employed for the past 15 years,” Aycock notes. “He served as Wastewater Plant Manager and Public Works Director prior to assuming the position as Administrator in 2015.”
Aycock made note that Dickerson’s strong public works and finance background helped him stand out among the other applicants.
Keith is a graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture.
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