Press Release Gaines Appointment

Press Release
Clarkston Hires First Ever Planning & Development Manager

Clarkston, Ga. –Clarkston City Manager Keith Barker today announced the appointment of Mr.

Jason Gaines as the City’s first ever Planning & Development Manager. Mr. Gaines comes to Clarkston after a combined seven years of service to Cobb County Government; with two years served in Cobb’s Community Development Agency and five years served in the Cobb Department of Transportation. During his tenure at Cobb, Mr. Gaines made numerous lasting contributions, including work on Cobb’s Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP), oversight of annexation proceedings and service delivery agreements with Cobb’s six incorporated cities, development of the County’s Complete Streets Policy, as well as work on numerous corridor-and-small-area studies.
Prior to his tenure at Cobb County, Mr. Gaines spent a year with Henry County Government’s Planning and Zoning Department. There, he was responsible for the review and analysis of zoning requests (i.e. rezoning, variance), sign applications and other numerous day-to-day functions.

“I was very pleased with our ability to attract over 60 very qualified applicants for this position, states City Manager Keith Barker. I look forward to working with someone with Mr. Gaines’s experience and background. He will be able to ensure that our permitting, zoning and land use functions are customer focused and will assist in addressing some of our critical community and economic development needs.”

Mr. Gaines holds a Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from Georgia Institute of Technology is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and is a graduate of the University of Georgia, Carl Vinson Institute of Government’s Management Development Program.

Who:         Clarkston Municipal Government

What:         New Planning & Development Manager Appointment

Where:      City of Clarkston
                   3913 Church Street
                   Clarkston, Ga. 30021

When:       Monday, May 07, 2012

Contact:    Keith Barker
                   City Manager
                   (404) 296-6480