Veteran planner Kathleen Field served in McDonough, Roswell.
MILTON, Ga., Sept. 2, 2011 - Milton City Manager Chris Lagerbloom today announced veteran community development professional Kathleen Field will serve as Milton's Director of Community Development.
Field, who comes to Milton from McDonough, will start with the city Wednesday, Sept. 7. She will replace interim Director Tom Wilson, who has served since Lynn Tully's departure in August.
"Kathy Field is a trusted and proven professional, and a big win for Milton," said Lagerbloom. "She has the tools and background to hit the ground running and address our issues head-on."Her years of varied and valuable experience will surely take this vital department to new heights," he added.
Field began her career in community development in Massachusetts in 1978 and came to Atlanta in 2001. She served for 10 years in Roswell's Community Development Department, seven of those as director.
Field said she's excited to work with Milton's citizens and policymakers and welcomes the new opportunities afforded by the city's unique history, landscape and mix of homes and businesses.
"I'm looking forward to using my professional experience to preserve and enhance the very special quality of life that Milton offers," said the new community development director.
Field holds a bachelor's in Political Science from Trinity Washington University and received her master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She is a member of the American Planning Association and the Board of Directors for the Georgia Planning Agency, a graduate of the 2002 Class of Leadership North Fulton, and serves on the Advisory Committee for the Drake House and as chair of Senior Services North Fulton.