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Ray Gibson is the City of Fayetteville’s City Manager, responsible for its day-to-day operations. Other responsibilities are to implement policies and programs that are prioritized and directed by the City Council and governed under the City of Fayetteville’s Charter.

Ray has over 17 years of local government experience and was appointed by the Mayor and City Council as city manager for the City of Fayetteville in October of 2014. As the city manager, Ray is responsible for the city’s policy direction, strategic planning, and oversight of all departments of the City. He is also involved with many community organizations including AVPRIDE, Drug Free Fayette, Fayette Visioning, and the Fayetteville Rotary Club. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography/Urban Studies from McMaster University, a Diploma in Municipal Planning & Development from Mohawk College (both located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada), and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Southern University. He is currently working on an Executive MPA from the University of South Dakota, to be completed in 2018. Ray is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and lives in Fayetteville with his wife Sonja and their three children, Courtney, Bailey, and Tyler.

Ray Gibson City Manager

City Manager
Ray Gibson
770-719-4144

Deputy Clerk
Valerie Glass
770-719-4144

PIO
Danny Harrison
770-719-4147

Ray Gibson City Manager

City Manager
Ray Gibson
770-719-4144

Administrative Assistant
Valerie Glass
770-719-4144

PIO
Danny Harrison
770-719-4147

Ray Gibson is the City of Fayetteville’s City Manager, responsible for its day-to-day operations. Other responsibilities are to implement policies and programs that are prioritized and directed by the City Council and governed under the City of Fayetteville’s Charter.

Ray has over 17 years of local government experience and was appointed by the Mayor and City Council as city manager for the City of Fayetteville in October of 2014. As the city manager, Ray is responsible for the city’s policy direction, strategic planning, and oversight of all departments of the City. He is also involved with many community organizations including AVPRIDE, Drug Free Fayette, Fayette Visioning, and the Fayetteville Rotary Club. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography/Urban Studies from McMaster University, a Diploma in Municipal Planning & Development from Mohawk College (both located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada), and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Southern University. He is currently working on an Executive MPA from the University of South Dakota, to be completed in 2018. Ray is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and lives in Fayetteville with his wife Sonja and their three children, Courtney, Bailey, and Tyler.