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Lilburn Hires New Assistant City Manager

For immediate release

December 10, 2019

LILBURN - The City of Lilburn announced the hiring of Jennifer Payne-Simpkins as the new Assistant City Manager at the City Council Meeting held Monday evening, December 9. Jennifer "Jenny" started her new position on Monday.
Payne-Simpkins was selected from a pool of over 25 candidates. After conducting numerous interviews, the interview panel felt it was her personality that made her rise to the top. "Jenny brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in public service to Lilburn," said City Manager Bill Johnsa. "We are thrilled to have someone of her caliber joining our team."

Prior to coming to Lilburn, Payne-Simpkins served as the City Manager for the City of Fort Oglethorpe for 2 1/2 years. She also previously worked for Gwinnett County Government and the City of Savannah in varying roles. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, North Carolina. Payne-Simpkins has worked in public service for the past 12+ years. She and her husband Scott are excited to be moving back to the Gwinnett area, where her family currently resides.


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