City Manager

The City Manager is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Mayor and City Council. As the chief administrative officer of the city, the City Manager is directly responsible for the efficient administration of all city government departments.

 

The duties and powers of the City Manager include the following:

  • Implementing & enforcing all laws and ordinances & programs approved by the City Council

  • Making recommendations for ordinances and legislation necessary for efficient operation for the City

  • Informing the Mayor & Council of the City’s financial position 

  • Preparing the City’s annual recommend operating and capital budgets

  • Directs and supervises the City’s leadership team to include all city department heads

 

To fulfill these duties, the City Manager is aided by an organization of city departments. The talent and skills of nearly 200 city employees are under the immediate direction of the department heads appointed by and responsible to the City Manager.

Diadra W. Powell

City Manager

101 W Lamar Street | Americus, GA 31709

(229) 924-4411

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     Diadra Powell is the City Manager of the City of Americus. Diadra is appointed by the Mayor and City Council and serves at the pleasure of the Mayor and City Council. As the chief administrative officer of the city, the City Manager is responsible for the efficient administration of all city government departments. She has served in this role for approximately two years which includes serving as Interim City Manager for a year and as the Finance Director for the City of Americus for 7 years. She has over 16 years of local government experience.

 

     Diadra was instrumental in the city of Americus receiving for the first time in its history, the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. Under her leadership, the City of Americus has continued to receive the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the 30th consecutive year. These awards, presented by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, are the highest forms of recognition in government budgeting and financial reporting. During her service in the United States Army, she received an Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, as well as an honorable discharge.

 

     She holds a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from East Carolina University.

 

     Diadra is an Army veteran and is married to a retired Marine. She enjoys needlepoint, traveling, and spending time with family. She also enjoys spending time with her sisters as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

 

     Diadra can be reached at 229-924-4411 or via email at dpowell@americusga.gov.

Shamica Davis-Fairfax

Senior Management Assistant

101 W Lamar Street | Americus, GA 31709

(229) 924-4411 Ext. 225

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Senior Management Assistant

  • Shamica Fairfax is the Senior Management Assistant for the City of Americus. 

  • She serves as liaison between the City Manager and departments, staff members, the public, community leaders, outside agencies, or other individuals or organizations for the distribution and receipt of routine information; interacts with various officials and dignitaries involving sensitive client relations;

  • track Mayor & Councils request to include follow-ups and call backs and provide updates when necessary; track citizen concerns for follow-up and completion.

  • At the direction of the City Manager, conducts advanced level research, analytical and administrative tasks in support of the City Manager’s office.

  • Assist in preparation of material for City Council agendas

  • provide information or technical assistance and follows-up as required; prepare research reports to serve as a basis for executive action.

  • Serves as the Deputy City Clerk, in the absence of the City Clerk.

 

She is a Dooly County native  with over 15 years of local government experience.  She has held several positions in local government to include Customer Service/Utility Billing Clerk, Administrative Assistant to the Mayor,  and City Clerk for the City of Unadilla  She worked as the Account Payable Technician and  Accounting Specialist prior to becoming the Senior Management Assistant.

 

Shamica is a member of the Georgia Government Finance Officers Association(GGFOA) and the Georgia Municipal Clerks Association.

 

Shamica is also a certified municipal clerk and a certified elections supervisor.