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Sugar Hill City Manager Bob Hail Set to Retire

Hail was with the city for 13 years; he will continue as an adviser.

Sugar Hill City Manager Bob Hail.
Sugar Hill City Manager Bob Hail.

The City of Sugar Hill will see a change in leadership starting July 1, as City Manager Robert M. (Bob) Hail, has decided to retire from his position.

Paul Radford, formerly Deputy Director of the Georgia Municipal Association will officially become city manager of Sugar Hill on July 1st.

An orderly leadership transition has occurred over the last eight months. Hail’s decision to retire will bring to a close a remarkable career of nearly 45 years of continuous public service both to the United States Air Force and to cities in Georgia, including 13 years in Sugar Hill.

Among his responsibilities as city manager was the purchase of natural gas futures which kept rates low for residents, overseeing the construction of the new City Hall complex, the amphitheater and surrounding downtown area; development of Gary Pirkle Park and renovations to our existing parks, being the financial steward of the City and keeping it debt-free.

"I've been privileged to lead one of the greatest cities in Gwinnett County and in Georgia," Hail said. "After 13 years with the city it's time to move on and transfer Sugar Hill’s helm to a new generation of leadership. I look forward to being available as an adviser to the city after retiring as city manager."

“Cities evolve over time and Bob was the right man for the job at hand.  We can’t thank him enough for his passion and valuable skill set to further Sugar Hill’s future.  At this point and time in Sugar Hill’s history, we are fortunate to have Paul Radford to replace him,” said Mayor Steve Edwards.      

About Sugar Hill

Located 30 miles from Atlanta and bordering Lake Lanier, Sugar Hill, is the third largest city by population in Gwinnett County, and is ranked one of the fastest growing suburban towns in the United States. With a population of nearly 20,000, the City was recently named the 3rd best place in Georgia to raise a family by California based Nerd Wallet. Sugar Hill will be celebrating its 75th Anniversary on August 2nd. More information is available at the City website: www.cityofsugarhill.com

— Submitted by the City of Sugar Hill

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