Hello and thank you for visiting the City Manager's Office. The Office of City Manager is dedicated to providing a variety of services to the public, City Council and staff. We remain committed to being responsive to serving the needs of our community.
With a population of nearly 5,000, swelling to a daytime population
estimated at approximately 20,000, I believe you will come to see and
agree with me that the City of Jonesboro possesses a dynamic business
environment while maintaining its friendly and unique small-town
character. As your City Administrator, I am committed to doing what it
takes to foster a favorable economic climate and ensure prompt and
courteous service by the city so that out City may continue to grow,
flourish and become an integral part of Historic Jonesboro.
My staff is willing and equipped to help you and your business with any
problems or issues that may arise pertaining to the services we offer,
from sanitation to permits, licensing and more. In addition, I am
always interested in your input. To help you become more vested with our
City and its’ happenings, we ask that you browse our website (www.jonesboroga.com) and sign up for our e-notifications service.
The City Manager is responsible for coordinating, administering and supervising all decisions, regulations and polices of Mayor & Council. In addition, the City Administrator develops operational objectives, policies and programs necessary for sound conduct of administrative operations. The City Manager's Office is the custodian of all City records. The City Administrator prepares all agendas. The City Administrator shall authenticate by signature and be custodian of Minutes, Resolutions, Ordinances and other official documents. The City Administrator handles all requests under the Georgia Open Records Act. The City Administrator serves as Superintendent of Elections for all City elections. The office of City Administrator also serves as the Personnel Administration Office to include the responsibilities of employee recruitment, workers compensation & employment benefits administration. The City Administrator oversees the preparation of business licenses, alcohol licenses, and oversees activities of account receivables, accounts payables, payroll and other tasks. In addition, the City Administrator serves as the Executive Director of the Jonesboro Downtown Development Authority.
About the City Administrator
Ricky L. Clark, Jr.was appointed by the Mayor and City Council as City Manager to ensure the efficient day-to-day operations of the City. His current responsiblities include working closely with municipal departments and staff to ensure that policies and procedures are performed efficiently and economically, preparing the annual budget, promoting a positive image of the City, coordinating community relations and presenting his office as one with an "open door" attitude to the citizens and visitors of the City.
A native of Griffin, Georgia, Ricky is no stranger to executive level governmental management. A graduate of the University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of Government, Ricky has worked in government since the age of 18. Ricky has served as Assistnat to the County Manage of Spalding County, County Clerk & similar roles in South Fulton. Only a few years into his tenure with the City of Jonesboro, Ricky has made his mark! During this tenure, Ricky has completely redesigned the City's Website, created branding/marketing collateral for the City, overhaulded old codes, policies and procedures to ensure efficient operations and has been the planner of the great events in which you are seeing around the City of Jonesboro. In addition, Ricky kicked off quarterly business breafast in which all business owners within the City of Jonesboro are educated on the community, services and other relevant matters to ensure the growth of businesses. Ricky's grant submittal to the Atlanta Regional Commission, resulted in an $80,000 Major Study to revitalize the central business district of Jonesboro. Ricky is also the Executive Director of the Jonesboro Downtown Development Authority & the Main Street Advisory Board.
Ricky is a proud member of the Lake Spivey Rotary Club, National Forum of Black Public Administrators, Georgia's Downtown Development Authority, International City/County Management Association, Georgia Local Government Personnel Association, Georgia Association of Busienss Tax Officials, House of Dawn Board of Directors & the Mosamo College Preparatory Academy Founding Board. Ricky also serves on various other committees & authorities. Ricky is the Minister of Music at the Faith United Methodist Chruch in Griffin, Georgia where he has served for many years.
his career, Ricky has received several prestigious awards. Most
recently, Ricky was awarded the 40 under 40 award from the Atlanta
Business Chronicle which highlights those under the age of 40 that have
made significant career achievements and have demonstrated social
responsibility. Additionally, Clark has served as the Vice President of
the Georgia County Clerks Association.
Please contact the City Manager if I can ever be of any assistance to you.
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Click Here to view the 2014 Annual Report as issued by the City Administrator