As City Manager, Tammi Saddler Jones leads the city’s executive team in managing the day-to-day operations, including the development and implementation of programs, events, policies and the annual budget.
A local government veteran of more than 20 years, Saddler Jones most recently served as City Administrator for Smyrna, Georgia. During her 11-year tenure there, she helped the city move forward through strategic studies as well as economic development, transportation and infrastructure improvement efforts.
Under her leadership, Smyrna made Money Magazine’s 50 Best Places to Live in the United States 2018 list because of the city’s focused downtown area, parks and historic sites, modest home prices, the school district’s high graduation rate and other factors. Her past work experience also includes serving as the Assistant Town Manager in Berlin, Connecticut and as the Assistant to the City Administrator for League City, Texas.
Saddler Jones is an active member of numerous professional organizations, including the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the Georgia City-County Management Association (GCCMA). She is an ICMA Credentialed Manager and serves on the ICMA Credentialing Advisory Board as one of the representatives for the U.S. Southeast Region.
A graduate of the Leadership ICMA Program and Leadership Cobb, Saddler Jones also completed the Senior Executive Institute offered by the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia. In 2014, she was selected as one of LiveSafe Resources (formerly the YWCA of North Georgia) Academy of Women Leaders Honorees at the academy’s Tribute to Women of Achievement event.
Saddler Jones earned a master’s degree in public administration from The Ohio State University in 1997 and a bachelor’s degree in English from Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi in 1993.