North Fulton Advisory Roundtable with Eden Freeman, City of Sandy Springs

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Name: North Fulton Advisory Roundtable with Eden Freeman, City of Sandy Springs
Date: April 5, 2024
Time: 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

Join the Council for Quality Growth's North Fulton Advisory Roundtable on April 5th at 8:15 AM in-person at the CQG Office at Palisades Office Park. Our guest speaker will be Eden Freeman, City Manager of the City of Sandy Springs.

Eden Freeman
City Manager
City of Sandy Springs

Eden E. Freeman began her service as City Manager of the City of Sandy Springs, Georgia, on January 17, 2022.  As City Manager, Freeman is responsible for oversight of daily operations of the City government, achieving Council’s adopted priorities, implementing Council policies, and coordinating community issues in a City with an all funds budget of more than $995 million.  

Freeman has more than 25 years of state and local government experience. Most recently, Freeman served as Deputy City Manager and Chief Operating Officer for the City of Greenville, South Carolina, overseeing the following City departments: Parks, Recreation and Tourism (including the City’s Special Events and Greenville Zoo); Public Works; Public Transportation (Greenlink); Information Technology; and Parking Services and Facilities.

From 2014-2020, before joining the City of Greenville in 2020, Freeman served as City Manager of Winchester, Virginia, an Independent City. In Winchester, Freeman was responsible for supervising municipal operations including: Public Services (Engineering, Public Works, Water Treatment, Wastewater Treatment, Parking and Facilities); Development Services (Economic Redevelopment, Planning, Zoning and Tourism); Police and Fire Rescue; Social Services; Juvenile Detention; Finance; Human Resources; and Innovation and Information Services.

From 2009 – 2014, Freeman was employed by the City of Sandy Springs as the City’s Grants Administrator and was promoted to Assistant City Manager in 2011. Prior to joining the City of Sandy Springs, Freeman held several positions with Georgia State Government:

* Administrative Office of the Courts of Georgia - Assistant Director, Grants and Project Management (November 2006-November 2009)

* Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Coordinating Council - Program Director II, Grants Administration/Criminal Justice System Improvement (2000-October 2006)

* Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Georgia Crime Information Center - Systems Analyst (1999-2000)

* Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Georgia Crime Information Center - Georgia Sexually Violent Offender Registry Supervisor (1996-1999)

Freeman is a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the Georgia City County Management Association (GCCMA). Previously, she served as Secretary and then Treasurer of Virginia First Cities and a member of the Executive Committee of the Virginia Local Government Management Association (VLGMA). In addition, she also served on the Advisory Council of the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) and was elected to represent the Southern Region on the NCJA Board of Directors for five terms from 2012 to 2018.

Freeman holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Management from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Georgia College. She is a graduate of the Senior Executive Institute (SEI) at the University of Virginia, the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Regional Leadership Institute (RLI), and a certified vinyasa yoga instructor.


Event Sponsors:
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Council for Quality Growth
Palisades Office Park
5901-C Peachtree Dunwoody Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30328
Date/Time Information:
First Friday of Every Month
8:15 - 9:15 AM
Contact Information:
Joseph Santoro
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