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City Manager's Office

Phillips_IMG_1413_color_webThe City Manager is appointed by the Newnan Mayor and City Council. As chief administrative officer for the City of Newnan, the City Manager is directly responsible for the efficient administration of all city operations and departments. As the Mayor and Council approve or implement new ordinances, recommendations, or direction, the City Manager enforces those changes.

The duties and responsibilities of the City Manager include enforcing all laws and ordinances; appointing all department heads; recommending measures necessary for the proficient operation of the city; assisting in the preparation of the city’s recommended budget; overseeing the City’s public safety; and all other duties required by ordinance or resolution of the Mayor and City Council.

To fulfill these duties, the City Manager is aided by an organization of eight city departments. Approximately 250 city employees are under the immediate supervision of the department heads, who report to the City Manager. The City Manager administers the City of Newnan’s $23 million dollar general fund operation budget.


Cleatus Phillips - City Manager
25 LaGrange Street 
Newnan, Georgia 30263
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Phone: 770-254-2358
Fax: 770-254-2353