Brookhaven Hires Its First City Clerk
Susan Hiott becomes the new city's first clerk in its history.
Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis has appointed Susan D. Hiott as the new city's first Clerk.
Hiott comes to Brookhaven from Smyrna, where she served as city clerk for the past 10 years.
Hiott also has worked for the cities of Roswell and Acworth as city clerk. She has more than 25 years of experience in governmental and educational administration.
Hiott holds a MBA from Kennesaw State University with a concentration in information systems management along with a bachelor’s of science in business administration with a minor in English from North Carolina Wesleyan College (Rocky Mount, N.C.).
She also holds the international and state level designations of Masters of Municipal Clerk (MMC) Association and Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) for achieving the highest educational, experience and service requirements. She attained her designations through completion of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks-approved Municipal Clerks Institute Program conducted by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia.
Hiott previously served as president of the Georgia Municipal Clerks and Finance Officers Association, is a member of International Institute of Municipal Clerks and Georgia Council of Court Administrators. She also has completed the Cobb County Leadership Program.
As the appointed clerk for Brookhaven, Hiott is designated as the official record keeper for the city, and her responsibilities will include recording and maintaining the council's official actions in minutes, coordinating and distributing agendas, maintaining and managing contracts, ordinances, resolutions, and agreements and coordinating the records management and retention program for the city.
She will oversee the adoption and publishing of the Code of Ordinances, coordinate the election process, and will help ensure all open records requests and meetings are in accordance to the Open Records and Open Meetings Act.