Powder Springs Narrows City Manager Search to 3
Raymon Gibson of McDonough, Terry Todd of Palmetto, and Powder Springs interim City Manager Brad Hulsey were selected from a field of about 50 applicants.
The city of Powder Springs has been without a city manager since Rick Eckert resigned in February, but now, officials are one step closer to filling the position.
They've narrowed the field of about 50 original applicants to three: Raymon Gibson of McDonough, Terry Todd of Palmetto and Brad Hulsey, a former Powder Springs mayor who has been serving as interim city manager since being appointed shortly after Eckert resigned.
Mayor Pat Vaughn said there isn't a meet-and-greet planned with the finalists, like the one held for the police chief candidates in 2011. There also isn't a timetable for when city officials will make the final selection, she said.
"I am not sure of the exact date when a final decision will be made," she told Patch via email. "We are still in the process of doing background and reference checks. We need all of the information before a final decision can be made."
Below are brief profiles on the finalists. You can see their full applications in the attached PDFs.
- City Administrator, City of Stockbridge (May 2011-May 2012)
- Assistant City Manager, City of Stockbridge (January 2010-May 2011)
- Director, Henry County Department of Planning & Zoning (June 2005-January 2010)
- Assistant Director, Henry County Department of Planning & Zoning (February 2004-June 2005)
- Chief Planner, Henry County Department of Planning & Zoning (October 2003-February 2004)
- Planner II, Henry County Department of Planning & Zoning (January 2002-October 2003)
- Planner, Weston Consulting Group in Ontario, Canada (July 2001-July 2002)
- Site Acquisition Specialist, Network Development Consultants in North Reading, Massachusetts (April 2001-June 2001)
- Associate Planner, North Georgia Regional Development Center in Dalton, Georgia
- Regional Planner, Northeastern Vermont Development Association in St. Johnsbury, Vermont (September 1999-March 2000)
- Planning Technician, Town of Bracebridge Development Services in Ontario, Canada (July 1999-September 1999)
- Junior Planner, Metropolitan Planning and Engineering in Ontario, Canada (November 1998-July 1999)
- Junior Planner, Millington & Associates in Ontario Canada (October 1997-November 1998)
- Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School, High School Diploma
- McMaster University, Bachelor's Degree in Urban Studies with Honors
- Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology, Diploma in Municipal Planning and Development
- Columbia Southern University, Master's in Business Administration
- Interim City Manager, City of Powder Springs (February 2012-Present)
- Mayor, City of Powder Springs (2000-2004)
- City Councilman, City of Powder Springs (1996-1999)
- City Councilman, City of Rockmart (1984-1991)
- President and CEO, Brad A. Hulsey & Associates in Powder Springs (1996-2012)
- Vice President of Sales and Marketing, J.L. Lester & Son (1984-1996)
- Rockmart High School, College Preparatory Diploma
- Georgia State University, Worked Toward Bachelor's in Journalism
- Floyd Junior College, Worked Toward Associates Degree in Business Administration
- City Manager, City of Palmetto (2008-2012)
- Program Director, CH2M Hill in Atlanta (2007-2008)
- Deputy County Manager, Fulton County (2000-2007)
- Public Works Director, Fulton County (1998-2000)
- Director of Growth Management Department, Director of Environmental Resources Management Department, and Public Works Department Engineer; Escambia County, Florida (1993-1997)
- Vice President of Operations and Technology, ATC in Irving, Texas (1992-1993)
- Director of Information Services and Telecommunications, Brinks Home Security in Dallas, Texas (1988-1992)
- Group/Branch Manager, Arinc Research Corporation in Annapolis, Maryland (1986-1988)
- U.S. Army (1965-1986)
- Atwater High School, High School Diploma
- University of Texas, Aerospace Engineering with Honors
- University of Texas, Civil Engineering
- University of West Florida, Master's of Business Administration