Mayor Donna Pittman announced Wednesday that Regina V.K. Williams-Gates, Doraville’s city manager, has resigned effective Dec. 31, 2019. Williams-Gates cited her desire to fulfill other business endeavors and spend more time with her family.

Williams-Gates came out of semi-retirement and her part-time work as a management consultant to take the city manager’s position on an interim basis in May 2017. She was appointed by the Doraville City Council to the permanent position in January 2018. During a career of many years in public service, she previously had served as city manager for Norfolk, Virginia, and San Jose, California.

Pittman spoke of the wealth of experience Williams-Gates shared with Doraville and her ability to effect positive changes to streamline processes within the city while simultaneously focusing on large- scale development and regional projects. “She has served our city well and will be missed,” Pittman said of Williams-Gates. 

As has been the custom in Doraville’s selection of its city managers, the mayor and council will begin a process of open and competitive recruitment for Williams-Gates’ successor.