Stephanie Cutter Named New Assistant City Manager

Stephanie Cutter
Stephanie Cutter

City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney on Friday appointed longtime City administrator Stephanie Cutter as her new Assistant City Manager for Administrative and Community Services.

In this new position, Ms. Cutter will be responsible for oversight of the bureaus of Management Services and Community & Economic Development, totaling 20 departments and more than 200 employees. She will also join the City’s other Assistant City Manager, Peter Shonka, in advising the City Manager on matters affecting the entire City organization.

“I have worked closely with Ms. Cutter since my arrival in Savannah, and remain impressed with her professionalism, work ethic, sound judgment, and management skills,” City Manager Rochelle Small- Toney said. “I have full confidence that she will excel in this important position within the City organization.”

Ms. Cutter has served as Acting Assistant City Manager for Public Development since May 2010. Her career with the City began in 1989 as a budget analyst. Over the next decade, she was promoted to Senior Budget Analyst, Management Services Coordinator for the Assistant City Manager, and Director of the Residential Refuse Department. In 2002, Ms. Cutter was appointed Acting Chief of the Sanitation Bureau, which became a permanent appointment the following year.

She earned both her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Masters of Public Administration from Savannah State University. She holds national certifications in Solid Waste Collection, Landfill Management and Public Works Management. She received Senior Executive Leadership Training from the University of Virginia in 2010.

“Working for the City of Savannah has been a wonderful experience,” Cutter said. “I look forward to working with staff to collectively plan, develop and implement strategies addressing Council priorities and the municipal service needs of the Savannah community under the leadership of the City Manager.”

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