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Stonecrest Staff Release

City of Stonecrest Welcomes New Staff to City Services Team 


STONECREST, Ga. (April 8, 2021) – As part of our continuous efforts to provide exceptional services to the residents and businesses of Stonecrest, the City has several new members. The City’s operations are delivered through a collaborative partnership with Jacobs. Jacobs provides the staffing for various functions in Stonecrest including code enforcement, parks and recreation, and planning services. Jacobs has created several new positions for the Stonecrest team that the Council has approved and who are now available to serve the local community.

Jim Nichols has assumed the role of Deputy City Manager in Stonecrest. Jim has more than 16 years of local government management experience in cities around the US. He has recently worked overseas assisting in the creation and development of new city service organizations. Jim has a Master of Science degree in Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer in 3 states.

Jonathan Bartlett is the new Economic Development Director for the City of Stonecrest. He comes to us with more than 15 years of experience in the real estate development field in and around Georgia. He is skilled in crafting economic development strategies and managing change. Jonathan earned his Master of Business Administration, Real Estate from the University of North Carolina.

Jim Summerbell has joined the City of Stonecrest as our new Planning Director. Jim has more than 30 years of experience in economic development and planning in the public and private sectors. He has served communities throughout Georgia and is a great addition to the City’s planning team.

Tom Udell is serving as the new City Engineer for the City of Stonecrest and will oversee the city’s capital improvement program. Tom has more than 20 years of experience in municipal engineering including local communities around Georgia. Tom earned a Master of Science degree in Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Marci Davis is joining our City Services team as the new Communications Director. Marci has over 20 years of communications experience, including work as a television reporter and anchor. She has played key public relations roles for a variety of large infrastructure projects and currently serves as Jacobs’ Practice Leader for Communications.

Gia Scruggs, a current member of our Stonecrest team, has been promoted to the role of Finance Director. This is a new position with the City that will provide additional depth and oversight of Stonecrest’s financial resources. Gia has served in a variety of administrative roles for municipalities across the U.S., and she worked most recently as Stonecrest’s Procurement Officer. We are excited that Gia has taken on this new expanded opportunity with the City.

Additional staff will be added over the coming weeks as our personnel transition from other commitments into the City of Stonecrest. These staffing changes can be viewed on the Stonecrest website.