Press Release: The Cartersville City Council will have a called meeting on August 27, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. in council chambers on the third floor of city hall to consider appointing Dan Porta as Cartersville CityManager.
Dan Porta began his career with the City of Cartersville in July 1998 as Finance Director. In his role, he created the Finance Department and oversaw finance, risk management, meter reading and utility billing. In September 2001, he was promoted to Assistant City Manager where he was
responsible for creating the Human Resource and Fiber Departments while he continued serving as Finance Director. In 2009, he became responsible for overseeing the Garage Maintenance and Customer Service Departments. Mr. Porta currently oversees SPLOST projects, the Cartersville-
Bartow Airport, Downtown Development Authority, Fiber Department, Garage Maintenance Department, risk management and city construction projects, as well as liaison to the Convention and Visitors Bureau. He has also assisted our Police and Fire Departments and Bartow County on
the countywide 700/800-megahertz radio system and 911 system upgrade. Prior to joining the City of Cartersville, he spent seven years at the City of Perry, Florida serving as Assistant to City Manager and Finance Director.
Mr. Porta has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from University of Houston-Clear Lake and a Master’s in Public Administration from Florida State University. He is also a Credentialed Manager through the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Mr. Porta is
actively involved in the ICMA and the Georgia City/County Management Association and serves as a board member on the Georgia Public Web, which is a statewide broadband provider that is owned by 32 municipalities in Georgia. Mr. Porta has graduated from the Cartersville-Bartow
Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program, ICMA Gettysburg Leadership Institute and the Georgia Academy for Economic Development and is a Certified Public Pension Trustee through the Georgia Association of Public Pension Trustees.
This past March, Mr. Porta celebrated 32 years with his wife, Ronda, has two sons, Dustin and Colby, and five grandchildren. The current Cartersville City Manager, Tamara Brock, submitted her resignation in early August to take a position in the state of Georgia Economic Development Department.