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Johns Creek City Manager Ed Densmore announces retirement

Long admired as an acclaimed police chief and as a respected city manager, Ed Densmore today announced his retirement from public service after spending the last three and a half years in the role of city manager. His last day at the City will be November 30, 2023.

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“From helping to create the City of Johns Creek’s first police department as the inaugural police chief to successfully seeing the City through unprecedented challenges as city manager, Ed Densmore has served our city well and has had a very distinguished career,” said Johns Creek Mayor John Bradberry.

Unanimously appointed as City Manager in March 2020, Densmore worked closely with the City’s elected officials, management team, and staff to deliver high-quality services for residents and businesses. Densmore led the City in oversight of strategic programs, teams, and services and helped oversee the acquisition, construction, and summer 2023 opening of the 200-acre Cauley Creek Park, the city’s newest and largest park.

He was also instrumental in the building of Fire Station 64, which the Johns Creek Fire Department opened in May of 2021. Additionally, he helped launch the city’s first-ever stormwater utility fund to help address the critical infrastructure impacts of stormwater runoff. Densmore also played an important role in helping to develop and secure adoption of the City’s Town Center Vision and Master Plan as well as the Recreation and Parks Master Plan update.

Densmore holds the distinction of being the City’s first police chief, a role he held for more than 11 years when he helped launch the Johns Creek Police Department (JCPD) in 2008. Prior to that, he served as police chief for the City of Alpharetta. Densmore holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University and is a graduate of the Command College at Columbus State University and the FBI National Academy.

The Mayor and City Council plan to announce an interim City Manager in the coming weeks. Details of an executive search for a permanent replacement for the City Manager position will follow.

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