Members of Dunwoody City Council presented outgoing City Manager Warren Hutmacher with a key to the city and a proclamation during the April 21 council meeting. Left to right: Councilman Doug Thompson, Councilman Denny Shortal, Councilman Jim Riticher, Hutmacher, Mayor Mike Davis, Councilman John Heneghan, Councilwoman Lynn Deutsch and Councilman Terry Nall. Photo by Joe Earle

Members of Dunwoody City Council honored outgoing City Manager Warren Hutmacher during the April 21 council meeting with a symbolic key to the city and a proclamation of a day in his honor.

“This has been a humbling and wonderful experience for my family and me,” Hutmacher said. “Part of our heart will always be in Dunwoody.”

Hutmacher, Dunwoody’s first and, so far, only city manager, resigned in March to take a job as city manager of Johns Creek. His five-year tenure in Dunwoody was widely praised by council members, Mayor Mike Davis and residents during the April 21 council meeting, Hutmacher’s final Dunwoody council session.

“He basically started this city…,” Davis said. “I found Warren to be the most amazingly dogged person.”

City Parks Director Brent Walker said a bench bearing a plaque honoring Hutmacher would be installed in a city park as part of the new “Adopt-a-Bench” project sponsored by the Dunwoody Woman’s Club.

Hutmacher’s last day in Dunwoody is Friday, April 25. Dunwoody Police Chief Billy Grogan will serve as acting city manager while city officials review candidates for the job.

Joe Earle

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.

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