Dr. David Edwards

David Edwards
David Edwards

Dr. David Edwards, longtime city manager for Lakesite, will retire in June after 30 years of service to the community. Edwards has served as the city’s city manager since 1992 and also became the city’s first certified municipal finance officer (CMFO). Before coming to Lakesite, Edwards was a professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and remains an associate professor emeritus with the Political Science and Public Service Department. Edwards holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural entomology for the University of Georgia, a master’s of public administration from Valdosta State College, and a doctorate of public administration from the University of Georgia. He also worked for several years with the Georgia Extension Service. He is a member of several professional organizations including the American Society for Public Administration, International City Managers Association, Tennessee City Managers Association, and Government Finance Officers Association.