Christine Dobbs has been the Community Development Director for the City of Acworth since December 2006 after serving as the City’s Zoning Administrator since May 2004. Prior to her employ with the City, Ms. Dobbs worked for both the Cherokee County Engineering and Planning & Zoning Departments for over four years, gaining experience as a Planner/Administrator, County Arborist, and Land Development Inspector. Ms. Dobbs is a graduate of Southern Polytechnic State University’s School of Architecture with a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Development.
Ms. Dobbs volunteers her time working with children from various local community schools. When not working with the City, Ms. Dobbs enjoys spending time with her husband and son, as well as working with rescued dogs and attending church.
Ms. Dobbs is excited to serve the citizens of Acworth and all the opportunities that follow. She believes the City of Acworth has a strong foundation that sets it apart from other communities and will continue to be a place to experience positive growth and opportunities for both the residents and business community. The invaluable service of City staff has ensured that Acworth remains a desired place to live, work and play and Ms. Dobbs is proud to be a part of that team.
The Community Development Director oversees the planning, zoning, code compliance and building inspections within the City. She also manages the City’s overall growth, permitting and redevelopment opportunities.
Some of the Community Development Director's major responsibilities are as follow:
- Plans, directs, and supervises City Planning & Zoning, Code Compliance and Building employees engaged in the day-to-day zoning administration, development plan review, buildings and structure regulations and inspections and permit issuance.
- Administers development and land-use regulations and the City’s Zoning Ordinance.
- Makes recommendations to the Planning & Zoning Commission and to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen regarding land planning and zoning matters.
- Consults with citizens, department heads, and other officials of municipal, county, state, and federal governments in order to coordinate all phases of community development.