Doraville Appoints New City Clerk

Allison Tarpley has been appointed as the new city clerk for Doraville. The Doraville City Council confirmed her appointment on Wednesday, and Tarpley will begin her duties with the City on June 8. 

Tarpley has worked for the City of Johns Creek for the past 13 years, serving first in the Community Development Department and then as assistant city clerk since 2017. A native Georgian and graduate of Berry College, she is a Georgia Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) and is pursuing her master’s-level clerk certification through the State of Georgia.  

Doraville Mayor Joseph Geierman and interim City Manager Charles D. Atkinson conducted interviews for the position. 

“Allison Tarpley stood out through this recruitment as the best fit for the City of Doraville,” Geierman said. “Her experience working in a larger community -- coupled with her aptitude and appreciation for using technology to promote transparency, improve customer service and lower costs -- impressed us.” 

“I am ready for the challenge of being a city clerk,” Tarpley said, “but I accepted the position after meeting with the City and fully appreciating the exciting arc it is following as redevelopment and opportunity have arrived in Doraville. I want to be a part of the future here and to work with the elected officials and staff to provide exceptional service, transparency and efficiency.”  

City clerk is a senior-level position for Doraville, and its responsibilities are laid out in the City charter. These include recording the minutes from City Council meetings, managing municipal elections and ensuring the integrity of public records.

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