Join us this Friday to welcome Eric Linton, City Manager of Dunwoody. You may join us in person at LeMeridien or via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86202979419
Eric Linton has served as the City Manager for the City of
Dunwoody, Georgia, since December 2014. As one of the newest cities created in metropolitan
Atlanta, Dunwoody has a population of
just over 50,000 and an annual budget of approximately $25 million. As City Manager, Eric is responsible for the administration and operation of all services for
the City, providing professional leadership in the administration and implementation of the
policies, goals, and vision set forth by the Mayor and Council.
Prior to joining the City of Dunwoody, Mr. Linton served as
County Administrator for Douglas County, Georgia, one of the fastest growing
communities in metropolitan Atlanta. During
his tenure at Douglas County, the County had a population of 133,000 and an
annual budget of 100 million dollars.
Eric was appointed as County
Administrator in July of
2006. His responsibilities include
preparing the budget, managing the day-to-day operations of the general
government services and as the Chief of Staff for the county’s 25 departments.
With over 27 years of experience in local government, Eric
began his career with Douglas County in 2000 as the Planning Director and was
later promoted to Development Services Director, a newly created position
focusing on all aspects of Development within the county. Befroe his career with Douglas County,
he served in various planning roles with the City of Gainesville
and Hall County, Georgia.
A native of Atlanta, Mr.
Linton is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of
Science in Management and a Masters in City and Regional Planning. Eric is a 2001 graduate of the Regional
Leadership Institute and previously served on the ACCG Pension Board of
When not working, Eric is an avid boater and spends many of
his weekends enjoying beautiful Lake Lanier.
If he is not on the lake, you will find Eric on the baseball diamond coaching
his son’s team.