Vinicki named new assistant city manager

Dunwoody announced June 10 that Jay Vinicki will be the city’s assistant manager.

“Having worked in and around the Dunwoody area for more than a decade, I appreciate the sense of community that the city offers,” Vinicki said. “I can’t wait to get started.”

Vinicki began his position June 24.

Dunwoody City Manager Eric Linton manages the day-to-day activities of city departments and maintains intergovernmental relationships with federal, state and other local governments, according to the city’s website. Vinicki will assist Linton with those duties.

“[Vinicki’s] dynamic leadership and extensive experience in local government made him stand out,” said Linton. “He has a proven ability to navigate complex issues with a strong background in strategic budgeting and policy research. He’s a great fit for Dunwoody.”

According to a press release, Vinicki has experience in local government budgeting, planning and policy-making. Prior to Dunwoody, Vinicki worked for Atlanta Public Schools (APS), where he served as executive director of budget services since May 2018.

While working for APS, Vinicki directed and managed budget functions totaling $1.1 billion. He also helped develop budget policies, procedures and programs. Prior to that, he worked for DeKalb County government for 11 years, serving as the first director of the Office of Management and Budget from 2015 to 2018 and overseeing development of a $1.2 billion budget.

Vinicki’s experience also includes planning and budgeting for Gwinnett County government, the city of Roswell and the Georgia governor’s office. He earned a master of public administration degree from the University of Georgia and a bachelor of art degree in communications from Mississippi State University.

During his free time, Vinicki works as a statistician for Georgia Tech football and basketball. He also volunteers as an English as a second language (ESL) teacher.

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