Gainesville City Manager Carlyle Cox has served in his current position since 1995. Cox serves as the Chief Executive Officer and head of the administrative branch of the City Government.
Cox was presented with the Greater Hall Chamber W.G. Mealor Award for his dedication and service to the City of Gainesville and economic development efforts of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce. The award is named for W.G. Mealor, the first president of the Chamber.
Cox served as Chairman of the Board of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce in 1987 and has been involved in economic development for the City of Gainesville for over 30 years. In these 30 years, Carlyle has either worked for the City or worked as a consultant to the City. Career highlights include:
Five years as Assistant City Manager and 20 years as Executive Director of Gainesville Community Development Department (formerly Model Cities Program.) As a developer and development consultant, Carlyle conducted national training conferences on economic development, development finances, housing with HUD, NLC, NCDA, Conference of Mayors and other major interest groups.
He was also instrumental in the development of the Georgia Mountains Center, Gainesville’s six industrial parks, the City/County Administration Building, Community Service Center and the Public Safety Facility. In May 2000, Carlyle was chosen by the Georgia Municipal Association to represent all cities on the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Clean Water Initiative Task Force.
Carlyle is married to Bernice Cox and the father of four children and seven grandchildren.