The City Manager’s Office is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations of the city, carrying out City Council’s policy decisions, and providing vision and leadership. This office and the City of Suwanee as a whole strive to excel in all endeavors undertaken, no matter how small or large, and to provide citizens-customers with service and/or information that exceeds their expectations.
The City Manager’s Office directs, supervises, and reviews departmental operations; prepares the annual operating and capital improvement budgets; responds to citizen concerns in a responsible and effective manner; executes policies and directives; and ensures that the city’s affairs are conducted in an effective and responsible manner that benefits citizens.
Marty Allen, ICMA-CM, has served as Suwanee’s City Manager since 2008. Allen came to the city in 1998 as Suwanee’s first planning department director.
He introduced the concept of mixed-use development in Suwanee and encouraged smart, integrated growth; he also oversaw development of Suwanee’s 2020 comprehensive plan, which led to several award-winning initiatives, including Town Center.
Allen is a credentialed manager (ICMA-CM) through the International City Manager's Association. Allen earned bachelor’s in Political Science and master’s degree in Public Administration both from the University of Georgia. He previously worked for the Gwinnett County Department of Planning and Development and the City of Opelika, Alabama.