John McHenry, Flowery Branch’s community development director, has resigned to take a similar position with the newly formed city of Tucker.
He leaves Flowery Branch effective June 22, according to a press release from the city.
McHenry, who has been with the South Hall city since May 2013, worked on the city’s first redevelopment plan, as well as recent public works projects, such as the Lights Ferry Road roundabout, Spring Street culvert and Cinnamon Cove sewer line extension.
“It’s been a real privilege to work with the city and see the goals of the redevelopment plan turn into real tangible projects,” McHenry said in the press release.
“The pace of development has increased dramatically since I arrived, and it’s very gratifying to play a role in the city’s continued evolution into a live, work and play community.”
McHenry added: “The city is well served by a smart staff, partners in the development community and visionary leaders. I’m looking forward to hearing about more great things to come.”
The press release says that while no immediate plans have been made for McHenry’s replacement, “an advertisement for the position is anticipated soon.”
“Working with John has been a rewarding experience,” City Manager Bill Andrew said in an email. “He has consistently been able to shepherd important projects for the city, while taking care to have his door open to assist both the professional developer and the general public with their needs.”
Andrew added that all city staff “wish him well” in Tucker.