Stockbridge GA
City Manager
Under the City’s charter, the Stockbridge City Manager is nominated by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.  The City Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operation and management of the City and direction of its employees. 

Before coming to Stockbridge, Randy Knighton was the Hall County Administrator.  Prior to that he served four years as Hall County’s Senior Planner and five years as Planning Director.  He has also held positions in Orange County, Florida’s Planning Department, the City of Orlando’s Planning Department as well as Osceola County, Florida’s Planning Department.

Mr. Knighton earned a Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice degree from the University of Central Florida. He also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Emory University.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and the American Planning Association (APA).  He is also a credentialed manager of the International City/County Managers’ Association (ICMA).  Mr. Knighton and his wife, Debbie, have two children, Randy II and Ryan. 

In a statement, Mr. Knighton said, “I am very thankful to have this opportunity to work with the Mayor and Council to build upon the foundation already established in the City of Stockbridge.  I will work diligently and in concert with elected officials, staff, and citizens to ensure the City of Stockbridge realizes its vision.  I am grateful for the opportunity to humbly serve in the leadership role of City Manager.”

Richard V. Mecum, a former Hall County Chairman, former Hall County Sheriff and former U. S. Marshall said of Knighton, “In my years of working with Randy Knighton in public service, he has been the consummate professional.  The City of Stockbridge will be greatly benefited by his experience and astute knowledge of local government operations.  
      City Manager

      City Manager

      Randy Knighton

      Phone:  770-389-7904

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