City Manager's Office

City Manager

Jeffrey S. Moon
12453 Hwy 92 Woodstock, GA 30188


The City of Woodstock operates under a Council/Manager form of government. The position of City Manager is appointed by the Mayor and Council and reports directly to them. The City Manager serves as the CEO for the city and is in charge of day-to-day operations of more than 200 employees across 10 departments.  The City Manager’s office is committed to providing responsive and quality services to all Woodstock residents, businesses, and visitors. Some of the responsibilities of the City Manager's Office include:

  • Preparing and submitting Woodstock’s Annual Operating Budget
  • Keeping the Council apprised of the City’s Financial and Operational Status
  • Submitting Reports and Recommendations to the City Council
  • Ensuring all City Ordinances, Policies and Resolutions are Implemented and Enforced
  • Hiring Department Directors


Jeff Moon - CopyJeff was appointed City Manager for Woodstock in April 2008 after serving the City of Orange Beach, Alabama in the same role from 2001 to 2008. Jeff has a M.S. Degree in Economic Development from the University of Southern Mississippi, a B.S. Degree in Social Science Education from Troy University, and an Associate of Arts Degree from Enterprise-Ozark Community College. He has over 25 years of experience with city government. Jeff's background and passion is in the economic development and recreation. Jeff has a love for his community and the citizens he serves that is evident in his extensive civic involvement. 


Coty Thigpen - CopyCoty was promoted to Deputy City Manager in January 2024. She joined the city in January 2020 as Assistant City Manager after leaving her post as City Clerk in Sandy Springs. Previously she also served as City Clerk with City of Alpharetta and City of Canton. Coty completed her Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration on Local Government Administration from Kennesaw State University and also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Georgia. Coty is a Certified Municipal Clerk and a Certified Finance Officer through UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government. She also participated in the International City Manager’s Association’s Mid-Career Management Institute.  


jamie palmer - Copy (2)Jamie was promoted to Assistant to the City Manager in January 2024 after serving as Special Projects Manager since October 2021. He joined the city in May 2016 as an intern in the Public Works department and served as a Development Services Specialist from January 2017 to October 2021. Jamie is a graduate of Reinhardt University and has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Political Science and Government. He has received certificates in American Foreign Policy and Supply-Side Economics & American Prosperity from Hillsdale College. He holds a certificate from the University of Georgia in Project Management.