Stone Mountain hires new city clerk

Shawntez Edmondson. Photo provided by the city of Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain, GA — The city of Stone Mountain has been without a full-time city clerk for weeks, causing communication with the public to break down.

This month, the city announced the hiring of a new city clerk: Shawntez Edmondson. He started the job on Sept. 12.

“Mr. Edmondson was selected after a nationwide recruitment,” a press release from the city says. “Previously, he held positions with Delta Airlines, the Virginia Workforce Commission, and the United States Army. Mr. Edmondson is attentive to detail and possesses exceptional project management and leadership abilities. His diverse responsibilities in the public, private, and military sectors have equipped him with the work ethic, organizational skills, and abilities necessary to serve the City of Stone Mountain effectively.”

Earlier this month, the city announced the hiring of Darnetta K. Tyus as the new city manager. Tyus replaces Warren Hutmacher who took over the job temporarily after city manager ChaQuias Miller-Thornton left the city. For more information about her, click here.

Here’s the full announcement about Stone Mountain’s new city clerk:

Mr. Edmondson was selected after a nationwide recruitment.

Previously, he held positions with Delta Airlines, the Virginia Workforce Commission, and the United States Army. Mr. Edmondson is attentive to detail and possesses exceptional project management and leadership abilities. His diverse responsibilities in the public, private, and military sectors have equipped him with the work ethic, organizational skills, and abilities necessary to serve the City of Stone Mountain effectively.

During his time in College Park, Mr. Edmondson held the positions of Assistant City Manager and Director of Economic Development. In addition, he managed the city’s efforts to coordinate the

development of 330 acres worth $1.2 billion. He collaborated with department heads to operationalize the strategic plan by clustering the departments around the plan’s specific objectives.

His work for Delta Airlines and the Virginia Employment Commission centered on workforce planning, staffing, and training. His career in the United States Army spanned more than two decades, domestically and abroad, during which he gained expertise in various fields, including training, operations, procurement, and personnel management.

Mayor Beverly Jones is confident that Mr. Edmondson will quickly get up to speed with his new City Clerk duties and be a great asset to the city. “Shawn brings a long history of varied duties, professional accomplishments, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in his long career. He is a wonderful communicator, and in a small town where our staff wears many hats, he will be able to help in many key operational areas.” Mr. Edmondson is honored to have been appointed for this position. “I genuinely care about public service and have spent the last 25 years using my skills, experiences, and talents to improve organizations and support staff. Stone Mountain is a wonderful community, and I am eager to begin this new and exciting journey by providing excellent service to our employees and citizens.”

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