A global pandemic was not what Jenny Simpkins expected during her first six months on the job as the new Lilburn Assistant City Manager. However while City Hall was closed, she made the most of her time by going through old files and thoroughly researching Lilburn and its projects.
When Jenny first met Lilburn’s City Manager, Bill Johnsa, at a previous position working in the Gwinnett County Department of Support Services in 2016, she was drawn to his professional, passionate, yet laid back demeanor and thought he would make a great boss. She had no idea that he would be extending an offer for her dream job only four years later. Though she was fond of her job as Fort Oglethorpe’s city manager, Jenny did not hesitate to accept and make the move to Gwinnett County.
She finds working with organizations like Lilburn CID, Georgia DOT and the Downtown Development Authority beneficial and efficient on projects like the Hood Rood realignment, streetscapes and other road improvement and connectivity.
Jenny loves Lilburn for its distinct, charming downtown personality in the midst of a large metropolitan city, and is excited about assisting with projects like the new open-air pavilion in the former City Hall and Police Headquarters location, wayfinding design and installation and much more. In the short time she’s been on the job, Jenny knows Lilburn’s strong leadership has put the city on a path to thrive and be successful.