The City Manager serves as chief operating officer of the city and is appointed by the Mayor & Council on the basis of qualifications and experience.  Responsible for directing the day to day operations of city government, the City Manager serves as the chief policy advisor to the Mayor & Council. 

Specific duties include:

- supervising and coordinating the operation of all city departments
- implementing directives
- enforcing codes, laws and ordinances
- submitting annual operating and capital budgets to the Mayor & Council and directing the administration of adopted budgets
- administering the personnel system
- providing public information including financial and other reports
- making recommendations to the Mayor & Council concerning the affairs of the city
- performing other duties as assigned by the Mayor & Council.

2529 J.O. Stephenson Ave.
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: (770) 429-4544
Fax: (770) 528-9082

Steve Kennedy
City Manager
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  • Classes at Smith-Gilbert Gardens offer gardening pointers to adults & kids.

  • Kennesaws proud heritage is honored and remembered on the grounds of the City Cemetery.

  • Kennesaw Parks & Recreation will get you moving toward improved fitness and health.

  • Morning dog walking is invigorating and enjoyable at Swift-Cantrell Park.

  • City officials and business owners cut the ribbon to showcase a new opening.

  • Police officers start the recruiting process early.

  • Shop at our Farmers Market for fresh produce, baked goods & other items from May-October.

  • Mayor Mathews invites future community leaders to participate in City Council meetings.

  • The Police Honor Guard is specially trained to represent the department at formal functions.

  • The Civil War era comes to life at the Southern Museum and in annual battle re-enactments.

  • The annual Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival features a Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned contest.

  • Gather your paints brushes or camera and get inspired at Smith-Gilbert Gardens.

  • Enthusiastic and dedicated staff provide first-rate support of the citys trails, parks and facilities.

  • Hundreds of volunteers maintain the beautiful flora at the 16 acre Smith-Gilbert Gardens.

  • The Citys two community parks offer families hours of recreation and relaxation.

  • Children celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree in the Garden at Swift-Cantrell Park.

  • Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park offers a bird-eye view of the city and surrounding area.

  • A new pedestrian underpass provides safe passage between Main St. and the Depot.

  • The City offers free wireless internet in parks & city facilities.

  • The Annual Big Shanty Festival features crafts, food, & shows attracting over 50,000 visitors.