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Welcome to the City of Rome! 

Mr. Sammy Rich - City Manager


Having worked in local and state government since 1998, Sammy previously held the position of Assistant City Manager for Rome Georgia, Assistant County Manager for Floyd County, County Planner for Carroll County, and Urban Planning Engineer for the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Sammy is an ICMA Credentialed Manager, and holds both a B.S. in Georgraphy and Planning and a Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of West Georgia.

Additionally, Sammy is involved in numerous professional organizations, including the Georgia City-County Manager's Association and the International City-County Management Association.


Under the leadership of the City Council, the employees of Rome engage the work of each day with our organizational values in mind:


·        Provide Exceptional Service

·        Act With Integrity

·        Treat Others with Respect


As the City Manager, a big part of my job is to ensure that the City maintains services, programs and facilities that meet the needs of the community and are provided in a monetarily responsible manner. I, and our City employees, take special pride in all the work that we do.  Neighborhoods are built and maintained with residents in mind, services are designed to meet the needs of a diverse populace, and businesses find a welcoming home.


The City of Rome takes pride in a heritage of prosperity, and a future focused on providing the community with outstanding services for all our citizens and for those visiting Rome.  The City values, strong employment, leading education, public safety, culture, and recreation. Rome welcomes residents and visitors year-round to enjoy activities in the heart of the community, including the Forum and revitalized downtown.


Whether you are a local resident, a visitor, or an employee at a local business, take the time to enjoy all that Rome has to offer. And if the office of the City Manager can be of assistance to you, don’t hesitate to contact us.



City of Rome Organizational Chart 

State of the City Report 2015 





Sammy Rich, City Manager


Beverly Johnston, Executive Assistant


Assistant City Manager


601 Broad St. - City Hall
P.O. Box 1433

Rome, GA  30162-1433
Ph: 706-236-4400
Fax: 706-236-4405


Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM