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Johns Creek Community Development Director retires

March 05, 2019

Sharon EbertThe City of Johns Creek announced the retirement of Community Development Director Sharon Ebert. Ebert has been the city’s Community Development Director for the past four years and intends to officially retire, ending a fruitful 25-year career in the fields of architecture, planning and development.

As director of the community development department, Ebert provided strategic management and oversight for all department services including planning, zoning, land development, building and permitting, code compliance, and stormwater management. 

“Sharon was diligent and exhaustive in her efforts, creating a professional environment built on service, success, and results,” said Johns Creek City Manager Warren Hutmacher. “Her dedication and attentive oversight motivated staff to serve with passion and a customer focus which both the residential and business communities recognized and appreciated.”

Additionally, Ebert provided expert guidance, strategic focus, and innovation so residents, visitors, businesses, and developers had a clear understanding of what could be developed and permitted within the city. 

“Sharon played an exceptional and integral leadership role in the development and approval of the 2018 Johns Creek Comprehensive Plan, which is today the guiding document for future growth in the city for the next ten years,” said Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker. “Her professionalism and experience helped our city establish a strong vision and set of goals for the future growth and development of our city’s eight community areas.”

The transition plan established by Johns Creek City Manager Warren Hutmacher appoints current Assistant City Manager Kimberly Greer as Interim Community Development Director. Hutmacher is coordinating search efforts to permanently fill the position with an experienced and exceptional candidate.