Marie L. Garrett has taught at Reinhardt University since 2013 as an adjunct professor. She currently teaches courses in public administration and policy, leadership and organizational behavior and administrative ethics.
Professionally, Ms. Garrett was appointed in December 2012 to be the first city manager of the City of Brookhaven, Ga. She manages and supervises all city departments, negotiates intergovernmental agreements with DeKalb County, Ga., and oversees the economic development strategy and programs for the city. Furthermore, she serves as the executive director for the Brookhaven Development Authority.
Prior to her work at the City of Brookhaven, Ms. Garrett provided administrative consulting assistance to both the public and private sector in areas or planning, development, and grants writing. She has worked with several local governments including the cities of Canton, Milton, Johns Creek and Alpharetta, Ga., assisting and developing economic, transportation, and community outreach strategies. She is a local government administrative and policy expert as it relates to comprehensive planning and zoning, intergovernmental relations and strategic development.
Master of Science in Urban Studies, concentration Community Development- 1985
Georgia State University, College of Public and Urban Affairs
Bachelor of Science in Education – 1975
The University of Georgia
Associate of Science – 1973
Middle Georgia Junior College
Professional Experience in the Field
- City Manager, City of Brookhaven, Georgia; 2012 to present
- Interim City Manager/ Consultant - City of Johns Creek - 2006- 2008
- Special Advisor to Mayor/ Consultant - City of Canton 1996-2008
- City Consultant - City of Milton - 2007
- City Administrator - City of Alpharetta 1982- 1993
For information, please contact:
For program specifics
Dr. Karen Owen
MPA Program Director
North Fulton Center
4100 Old Milton Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30005-4442
For admissions information
The Office of Graduate Studies