Brooks Named Carrollton City Manager

David Brooks will begin his new job as Carrollton city manager January 1, succeeding retiring City Manager Tim Grizzard.

Brooks has been assistant city manager for the past six months, quickly becoming an active member of the Georgia Municipal Association and obtaining a Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate with GMA.

Before being hired as assistant city manager, Brooks retired from Carrollton City Schools after 24 years, the last five and a half as principal of the high school. He also previously served as athletic director and taught various levels of math in the classroom.

Brooks has held leadership roles on several state-level committees and boards such as the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals Board and the Georgia High School Association State Executive Committee. Many of these committees required nominations from his peers serving in similar capacities around the state.

During his eight years as athletic director, CHS’ athletic program was ranked one of the top three programs in the state. Brooks was named the 2011-2012 Region 6-AAA Athletic Director of the Year and earned the same honor at the state level. He has also received the Region 5-AAAA Athletic Director of the Year Award in 2013 and the State Athletic Director of the Year Across All Classifications Award in 2014.

Brooks earned an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of West Georgia and completed a master’s degree in Leadership and Administration and a specialist degree in Leadership and Administration from Jacksonville State University.

He serves as a deacon at First Baptist Church has been a member of the Dawnbreakers Rotary Club for the past five years. He and his wife, Melanie, have been married for 29 years and have two daughters, Katey and Hannah, and one son-in-law, Zach.




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