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The Administration Department has the responsibility for numerous functions that facilitate the effective and efficient running of the city as well as preserving and providing public access to the City's official records.

Hours and Services 

This Department handles the following:

  • Finance and Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Permitting and Licensing
  • Planning and Zoning
  • Purchasing and Contract Management
  • Agendas and Meeting Minutes
  • Maintainance of all official Public Records
  • Coordination of Public Works Projects
  • Administration of Facility Rentals
  • Soil Sedimentation and Erosion Control permitting and monitoring for compliance
  • Ensuring compliance with Charter, Code and Policies of the City

Copies of all Public Records are available through the Clerk's Office by submitting an Open Records Request Form.


ChaQuias Miller-Thornton, City Manager


Joined the City of Pine Lake April 2022 

A lifelong resident of Georgia, ChaQuias Miller-Thornton serves the City with over 20 years of experience of local government service. 

Ms. Thornton began her tenure with Pine Lake after having served two other Georgia municipalities, where she worked to implement sound executive, administrative and financial management as the organizations’ Chief Executive, Administrative, and Finance Officers.

Ms. Thornton has completed post-secondary education in Business Administration but, is most proud of her governmental service accomplishments. She is a nationally accredited Certified Public Manager, serving as a member of the American Academy of Certified Public Managers. She has earned, and continues to maintain, Levels I and II Local Government Finance Officer and Municipal Clerks Certifications through the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government.

Ms. Thornton is a member of the International City Managers Association, the Georgia City-County Managers Association, and the Georgia Local Government Personnel Association and serves on several Association committees. She has been appointed to the Georgia Municipal Association’s Federal Policy and Member Services Advisory Councils and is a 2017 Graduate of Leadership DeKalb. 


City Manager's Reports

January 31, 2023
February 14, 2023
February 28, 2023
March 14, 2023
March 28, 2023
April 11, 2023
April 25, 2023
May 9, 2023
June 13, 2023
June 27, 2023
July 11, 2023
July 25, 2023
August 8, 2023
August 29, 2023
September 12, 2023
September 26, 2023
October 10, 2023
October 31, 2023
November 28, 2023

Missye Varner, Administrative Coordinator

Joined the City of Pine Lake in April 2013 

Previous Experience:

Henry County Board of Commissioners -- Permit and Business License Clerk 
Union City -- Permit and Business License Clerk
Lithonia -- Permit and Business License Clerk and City Clerk 



Danita Robinson, Facilities Manager

Joined the City of Pine Lake in April 2017 

Phone: 404 798-6527