Board Names New Community Development Director
Board of Commissioners Approves Cobb Native as Community Development Director
Jessica Guinn comes from Dunwoody where she was Assistant City Manager
Marietta, GA -- Jessica Guinn told the Cobb County Board of Commissioners Tuesday night she was glad to come work in her home county. The Board approved Ms. Guinn as the county's new Community Development Agency Director by a 5-0 vote.
"I am so excited for this opportunity to come and serve my hometown and to work with the great staff here and the Board," Guinn told the Commissioners.
Guinn takes the reigns of Cobb's Community Development Agency after serving as the Assistant City Manager in Dunwoody.
"We're excited to have Ms. Guinn in Cobb County," said Cobb County Manager Rob Hosack. "She is a visionary administrator who has worked in various sized governments as a Community Development leader. Jessica will bring a unique perspective to improve upon our positive community development initiatives in Cobb County."
Dunwoody's City Manager says Guinn left a lasting impact in his city. Eric Linton says Guinn made a clear impact as project manager for the renovation of the new Dunwoody City Hall, which was finished on time and under budget in 2018. She also took the lead in the development of “Create Dunwoody,” the arts and culture master plan that will guide the city’s arts and cultural initiatives. Most recently, Ms. Guinn was extensively involved in achieving the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Dunwoody and DeKalb County related to the administration of emergency medical services. The MOU has led to better coverage and ambulance response times for patients in Dunwoody.
Ms. Guinn lives in the Acworth area, graduated from McEachern High and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Kennesaw State University.
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