Cartersville is a full service city, owning and operating water, gas, electric and fiber optics utilities for the community. In addition to these utilities, the City is responsible for managing parks and recreation, economic development, planning and zoning, downtown development, solid waste collection, street maintenance, police, fire and other services. The city has a total annual budget of $157,030,005 for Fiscal Year 2020-2021.
The City of Cartersville was the first City to adopt the city manager/council form of government in the State of Georgia, in 1917.
The City Manager…
is the CEO of government operation
works directly for the Mayor and City Council who serve as the community’s board of directors
oversees budget development and adoption
oversees personnel decisions
coordinates and implements the city’s strategic and visioning plans
works with the City’s management team to implement policy set out by the Mayor and City Council
The City of Cartersville’s current City Manager is Dan Porta. He was sworn in at the August 27, 2020 Council Meeting, becoming the official City Manager September 1, 2020.