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Statement of Our Philosophy:

We believe the Stockbridge Community deserves quality services delivered in a professional, courteous and efficient manner. We are dedicated to the excellence of services to the citizens of our community.

We recognize that people are our most valuable asset in delivering services to our citizens and we believe that each person deserves:

  • A challenging, satisfying, positive and rewarding work environment.
  • Respect, recognition and reward
  • A safe, healthy, drug free work place
  • The opportunity to pursue and achieve their personal and career goals.

Vision Statement:

To be the most progressive business and family oriented community in Metro Atlanta with a focus on enhanced Quality of Life initiatives which promote a sustainable "Live, Work, Play" environment.

Mission Statement:

To provide visionary leadership and superior municipal services that enhance the quality of life for citizens while creating a welcoming business atmosphere focused on sustainability and expansion of tourism and cultural events.

The City of Stockbridge serves the community in the following areas:

  • Planning and Implementation
  • Preserving our History
  • Information and Education
  • Communication
  • Economic Development
  • Beautification and Restoration
  • Protection of our Community and the Environment

The City's professional team is dedicated to providing:

  • Quality, visible state-of-the-art services.
  • Flexibility and adaptability in meeting the changing needs of our community.
  • Accountability for services delivered.

The best quality of life possible for its citizens.

More About Your Government:

The City of Stockbridge operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The City Council sets policy and relies on the City Manager to implement policy direction. The City Council consists of a Mayor and five Council members who all serve the city at large. They serve four-year staggered terms. The City Council represents the interests of citizens of Stockbridge by adopting public policies; determining the City’s mission, scope of service, and tax levels; passing ordinances; approving new projects and programs; and ratifying the budget.

Appointed by and reporting to the City Council, the City Manager serves as the Chief Administrative Officer and is charged with the implementation of City Council adopted policies and directives and the day-to-day operations of the City. The City Manager is responsible for hiring directors to oversee each department.

The City employs approximately 80 people and is organized into functions of General Government Administration, Public Works, and Community Development. General Government Administration consists of City Clerk, Finance, Executive to Mayor & Council and City Manager, Human Resources, Public Information Officer, Information Technologies, and Court Services.  Public Works involves the Street, Water, Sewer, Sanitation, Stormwater, Building Maintenance, and Beautification. Community Development is comprised of Business Services, Planning and Zoning, GIS, Building, Permitting & Inspections, Fire Marshal and Code Enforcement along with City Events and Main Street.

Also important in the operation of the city are the numerous boards and commissions. Preliminary issues are heard and considered before being presented to the Mayor and Council. The boards and commissions are comprised of citizen volunteers who serve on the various Boards, Commissions, and Authorities for the City of Stockbridge including the Planning Commission, Downtown Development Authority, Ethics Commission, Development Authority, Public Facilities Authority, Youth Council Advisory Committee, Main Street Advisory Board and Youth Council. Members of these Boards, Commissions, and Authorities aid in the effectiveness of local government.

City government is truly government of, by, and for the people. The people who are making the decisions about our community are neighbors, business owners, and community leaders. City government is administered for and by its citizens and is dependent upon public commitment to carry out its responsibilities. City government is the closest to most citizens and the one with the most direct daily impact upon its residents.

City Hall
4640 North Henry Blvd.
Stockbridge, GA 30281
(770) 389-7900

Municipal Court
4602 North Henry Blvd.
Stockbridge, GA 30281
(770) 389-7906

Merle Manders

Conference Center

111 Davis Road
Stockbridge, GA 30281
(770) 389-5982

Ted Strickland

Community Center

130 Berry St,

   Stockbridge, GA 30281

770-389- 5982






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