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Council Appoints Police Chief Billy Grogan As Acting City Manager

Dunwoody Police Chief Billy Grogan has been named the city’s acting city manager.

Dunwoody Police Chief Billy Grogan has been named the city’s acting city manager. File|Patch
Dunwoody Police Chief Billy Grogan has been named the city’s acting city manager. File|Patch

Members of the Dunwoody City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Dunwoody Police Chief Billy Grogan as the city’s acting city manager effective April 25, according to the city's website.

Grogan will continue in his duties as Chief of Police for the city and also serve as acting city manager until a permanent city manager is selected and appointed by the City Council.

Chief Billy Grogan is the first and only Chief of Police for the City of Dunwoody since the city’s inception in December 2008. Previously, he served as a Deputy Chief of Police for the Marietta Police Department from 1981 to 2008.

The appointment of Chief Grogan as acting city manager comes a week after former City Manager Warren Hutmacher submitted his resignation to serve as the new city manager in Johns Creek. Hutmacher will work with Grogan through the transition period and continue as city manager of Dunwoody until April 25.

“We unanimously agreed on the appointment of Chief Grogan for the acting city manager position based on his five years of experience as Chief of Police for the City of Dunwoody as well as his 33 plus years in municipal law enforcement,” said Dunwoody Mayor Mike Davis. “His familiarity with current city staff, the unique needs of our citizens and the customer-service focus of our city departments made him the ideal candidate to help take us through this intermediate period until we appoint a permanent city manager.”

Over the past five years, Grogan has created strong connections with the Dunwoody community while combatting crime and improving the quality of life for the visitors and residents of Dunwoody, city officials said.

He has a master's of public administration degree from Kennesaw State University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. 

“I am honored and appreciative of the City Council’s confidence in my ability to provide continuity for the city’s operations during this transitional period,” said Grogan.

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