The East Ridge City Council announced that Christopher Dorsey has accepted the position as City Manager at Thursday’s council meeting.
East Ridge Council members selected Dorsey and three other candidates from a list of more than 45 applicants to advance to the final interview phase. At the conclusion of the interviews, Dorsey received a unanimous vote from the council and was offered the position of City Manager for East Ridge.
Upon his acceptance of the position, Dorsey remarked, “I look forward to working with the Mayor and Council of East Ridge to continue to move this City in a positive direction. The City has a great group of employees and I’m excited to start this new journey with them.”
Dorsey has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and is a Certified Municipal Finance Officer. He previously served as City Manager for the City of Red Bank and the Town of Signal Mountain. Before accepting the position at East Ridge, Dorsey served as City Administrator at Sparta, Tennessee.
“I am very excited to have Mr. Dorsey as our City Manager,” commented Brian Williams, Mayor of East Ridge. “I am confident that he will be a great asset to our community.”
Mayor Williams said Dorsey has eleven and one-half years’ experience as a City Manager and vast knowledge with respect to city management, Tennessee legislation and other related institutions. Dorsey is a past member of the Board of Directors of TML (Tennessee Municipal League), has certifications from MTAS (Municipal Technical Advisory Service) and is a current member of both the Tennessee City Management Association and International City/County Management Association.
Mayor Williams stated, “I would like to thank the citizens and council for their time and efforts during this process. Hiring the right City Manager is critical to the success of our city and another positive step forward. We are very excited about the future of East Ridge.”