Chamblee, GA, February 23, 2017 – The Post Reports – Chamblee City Manager Jon Walker has appointed Al Wiggins as Deputy City Manager and will begin working for the city on March 20. Wiggins currently serves as the City Manager of Forest Park, the largest of seven cities in Clayton County with an estimated population of 19,000 residents. As City Manager, Wiggins is responsible for more than 270 employees and an annual budget of $24 million.
“This is an exciting time for Chamblee as we add this position,” said Walker. “The Deputy City Manager will oversee daily operations and project management of several departments as well as coordinate activities in support of my initiatives.”
Prior to his appointment as city manager, Wiggins served as Forest Park’s Planning, Building and Zoning Director. He previously served as a division manager with Cobb County Community Development, lead city marshal with the City of Smyrna and public works supervisor with the City of Avondale Estates. He began his career in local government as a police officer in the City of Avondale Estates.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to be part of the Chamblee team and to help manage the development of the city through the implementation of smart growth practices,” Wiggins said. “Chamblee has created a great reputation and positioned itself as a leading community in the region.”
“The City received many qualified candidates for this position from across the country,” said Walker. “Mr. Wiggins brings a breadth of experience and depth a knowledge to the city that will be invaluable. His project management skills and experience across multiple departments gives him a good perspective to thrive in Chamblee and be an asset to this municipality.”
Wiggins is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.