The City of Clarkston applied for and received a $50,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Roadside Enhancement and Beautification Council. The purpose of the REBC grants is to provide local governments with funds which may be utilized to offset the cost of landscaping and improving highway interchanges which serve as gateways to their Read More..
The Stone Mountain PATH Trail is one of the most heavily traveled routes on the PATH system of trails. The PATH Foundation, in conjunction with DeKalb County and the City of Clarkston is constructing a PATH extension along the CSX right-of-way along Church Street which will connect the current PATH on the East side of the City of Clarkston to the current PATH on the West side of I-285. This Read More..
The City of Clarkston became eligible to receive up to $4 million dollars in federal funds, administered through the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) in 2006. In 2011, the Clarkston City Council authorized staff to begin the process to acquire the matching funds required to make this project a reality.
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For several years, this 15.7 acre greenspace and wildlife sanctuary ½ mile from the Clarkston Town Center and along the major East-West corridor, East Ponce de Leon, remained underutilized and off-the-radar. Recognizing the tremendous potential of this well placed greenspace, the City, in 2015, held the first of three public meetings to receive community input, ultimately leading to the Read More..
Name: Robin Gomez
Position Title: City Manager
On December 4, 2018 during a regular Clarkston City Council meeting, a unanimous vote was cast approving the selection and hiring of Robin Gomez to replace retiring City Manager, Keith Barker. Mr. Gomez’ first day on the job was January 7, 2019.
Prior to assuming the Clarkston City Manager position, Gomez served as City Manager in Fairmont, West Virginia for three years. Before taking the Fairmont position, he spent almost 20 years of public service, including as city auditor, in Clearwater, Florida.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from the University of Miami and a Master of Public Administration from the University of South Florida.
Gomez has established a reputation and successful track record as being an economic development and redevelopment creator and champion. He brings vast experience in dealing with and resolving issues surrounding housing, affordability and blight in a smaller city setting.
“For nearly two years I advocated for mindset changes about local diversity while working with a resident-led initiative to re-enact Fairmont's Human Rights Commission,” stated Gomez.
He led the charge to advance more education, better awareness, and in convincing Fairmont city leaders and residents that a different world now exists surrounding diversity and that Fairmont could either embrace, celebrate it or get left behind in forfeiting the city’s economic development, progression and growth.
A native of Mexico, Gomez migrated with his family to the US at the age of five when his physician father joined the US Air Force. Subsequent moves have landed Gomez in five additional US states including the most recent and exciting one, Georgia.
“Quickly learning new cultures and languages and adapting, have instilled a strong sense of community and re-enforced the importance of family, which are traits that I continue to embody in my daily life and that I will utilize as the City Manager for Clarkston,” he stated.
“I very much look forward to meeting and interacting with the Clarkston staff, residents, and business owners and operators to quickly learn how I can begin to contribute to Clarkston's wonderful future on my first day. My family and I are ready to begin experiencing the fabulous charm and diversity that makes Clarkston a dynamic city to live, learn, work, and play,“ stated Gomez.