Brookhaven City Council has appointed Marie Garrett to serve as city manager. 

Brookhaven City Manager Marie Garrett

Garrett, who has served as interim city manager since December, will stay on board to help the city during its first year.

“I’m looking forward to helping you implement policies, procedures, and most importantly your vision for this city,” Garrett said at the Council’s Feb. 26 meeting.

Brookhaven conducted a national search for its top administrative position and reviewed 79 applications from 23 states. But Mayor J. Max Davis said when Garrett indicated she would be willing to take on the position more permanently, it was a clear choice.

“We’ve worked with Marie. Her knowledge of the metro area, particularly as it relates to Brookhaven, is second to none,” Davis said.

The city also pointed Bill Riley to serve as city solicitor on Feb. 26

Brookhaven Solicitor Bill Riley

Riley is Brookhaven’s interim city attorney. He also serves as city attorney and solicitor for several new cities in the metro Atlanta area.“Mr. Riley’s resume is just stellar and he brings to the table vast experience in courts, especially municipal courts,” said Councilwoman Rebecca Chase Williams.

The city interviewed three firms before selecting Riley as solicitor.

“Bill’s experience locally with setting up courts is just invaluable,” Davis said.