Thursday, April 4, 2013
Savannah City Council today voted unanimously to appoint Stephanie Cutter as the seventh City Manager in Savannah’s history.
“Ms. Cutter is a visionary. She has brought togetherness back among the staff, the leadership and the City of Savannah,” Mayor Edna Jackson said before the vote.
“I am honored and humbled by this selection. We can do great things working together,” Cutter said after accepting the appointment.
Cutter has been Acting City Manager in October 2012. She previously served as Assistant City Manager of Administrative and Community Services since December 2011, and as Acting Assistant City Manager since May 2010.
The Savannah native is a Windsor Forest graduate who joined the City of Savannah in 1989 as a budget analyst. Over the next decade, she was promoted to Senior Budget Analyst, Management Services Coordinator for the Assistant City Manager, and Director of the Residential Refuse Department. In 2002, Cutter was appointed Acting Chief of the Sanitation Bureau, which became a permanent appointment the following year.
She earned both her Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Masters of Public Administration from Savannah State.