Bozeman’s city manager is pulling up stakes and heading south.
The City of Bozeman’s City Manager Andrea Surratt has accepted a position as the City Manager for the City of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
According to a press release, the City of Sandy Springs is expected to accept her appointment as their new City Manager at their meeting Tuesday night.
The City Manager is appointed by and serves at the will of the Bozeman City Commission. Her last day will be determined by the Commission as appropriate within her contract. The City Commission will also make a determination about the process for filling the position.
“It is with a heavy heart that I submit my resignation. Sandy Springs is an opportunity for advancement in a larger community in a major metropolitan area. Its location brings me closer to my family which is important as I look toward my future,” said Surratt on her departure from the position.
“I’m thankful for the opportunity to serve the City of Bozeman for the last two years. I am proud of the team of outstanding professional staff and the work accomplished. Bozeman is an amazing community with a great future ahead,” Surratt added.
Surratt started with the City in November 2017, replacing then interim City Manager Dennis Taylor. Prior to her role in Bozeman, Surratt had a long career in municipal government in the North Carolina region in both management as well as planning and development.
“Andrea’s guidance helped us complete and start work on our first ever Strategic Plan,” Mayor Cyndy Andrus said. “We will miss her calm and thoughtful approach to leadership. Despite this change, I have confidence in the groundwork that she and staff have developed and the vision that this Commission has set.”
Sandy Springs, Georgia is a suburb of Atlanta and has a population of 107,000.