Office of the County Manager

Fulton county

Office of the County manager

Office of the County Manager

Richard “Dick” Anderson was appointed Fulton County Manger in March, 2015 and serves as the top administrator for Georgia’s largest county. He leads an organization of 4500 professionals with a $1 billion budget serving over 1 million citizens.

Anderson’s signature emphasis has been to make Fulton County “First in 3...Impact, Service and Efficiency.” This has led to the County being recently named by Georgia Trend magazine as one of four counties to watch in the future.

Significant accomplishments have included the approval of a $580M transportation infrastructure investment with a first ever TSPLOST, a $500M water treatment infrastructure expansion and a $100M facilities renovation program.

With an emphasis on customer service, Fulton County residents are indicating high levels of customer satisfaction and Fulton County employee compensation is tied to a customer satisfaction metric.

As well, significant changes have been made to Behavioral Health, Public Health and Property Tax processes to improve the citizen experience.

Before joining Fulton County, Anderson held several executive positions in both the private and public sectors. He served most recently as the COO for the Federal Reserve working in Washington, DC with Chairman Bernanke and the Board of Governors to create a strategic plan for operations post the financial crisis. Previously, he served in Governor Sonny Perdue’s administration as Executive Director of GRTA and led a strategic review of the state’s transportation system.

Anderson began his career in telecommunications and retired from BellSouth and AT&T after being Vice Chairman and Group President-Global Business.

Anderson has long been involved in the Atlanta community serving as the 2007 Metro Atlanta Chamber Chairman and on additional boards such as Children’s Healthcare, Marcus Autism Center, GRTA, Clark Atlanta University and Camp Twin Lakes and was recently named Citizen of the Year by the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce.

Anderson graduated with BS and MBA degrees from Murray State University where he serves as a MSU trustee and was recognized by the Governor as Outstanding Alumni from a KY university in 2016. He and his wife, Maureen, reside in Roswell with their three children.


County Manager

Leadership Team

Sharon Whitmore

Chief Financial Officer
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As CFO, Sharon Whitmore leads all internal shared services functions including Finance, Information Technology, Purchasing and Personnel, and will be responsible for internal departmental satisfaction with shared services and efficient operations.

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Alton Adams

Chief Operating Officer Justice, Public Safety and Technology
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Prior to his appointment as Chief Operating Officer Justice, Public Safety and Technology in December 2021, Alton Adams served as Fulton County’s Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Public Safety.

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Pamela Roshell, PH.D

Chief Operating Officer Health, Human Services and Public Works
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With over 20 years progressive experience as a health and human services executive, Pamela Roshell is Chief Operating Officer for Health, Human Services and Public Works for Fulton County Government, where she provides operational leadership and strategy with a team of 6 departments, a $300+M budget and over 500+ staff and contractors.

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