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Message from the City Manager

The mission of the City of Gainesville is to enrich the community by practicing good stewardship of resources and by providing exemplary services for all people. The City’s core values include integrity, innovation, responsiveness and teamwork.

As the City Manager, it’s my responsibility to implement the policies and services adopted by Council. Ten departments and 650+ employees serve on the team for making visions realities in this close knit community. 

The City utilizes fiscally conservative policies to oversee its $124 million budget which has resulted in a low millage rate, minimal debt levels and pay-as-you go capital programs. These strengths are expected to allow the City sufficient flexibility to meet many challenges in the foreseeable future.

I welcome you to visit Gainesville to personally experience the beauty and hospitality our great City offers.


Kip Padgett
City Manager

P. O. Box 2496
Gainesville, GA  30503
Phone:  770-535-6865
Fax:  770-535-6896
kpadgett@gainesville.org