The city council voted Monday to offer the vacant city manager position to Bob Bolz after releasing the names of the final three applicants early last month.
In a 3-1 vote on Nov. 7, the council declared they would offer the position to Bolz.
Council member Caleb Phillips made the motion to offer the position to Bolz with an annual salary of $65,000, all standard city employee benefits and a city vehicle.
Council member Angie Smith seconded the motion.
Phillips, Smith and council member Jason Power voted to approve the motion with council member Mike Sosebee dissenting.
Mayor James Grogan said that if he accepts, Bolz will probably not assume the position until the first of the year, because he will need to give notice to his current employer.
Bolz, 59, is employed at the Dawson County Sheriff's Office as a lieutenant, training director and director of the office of professional standards.
He has been employed there since July 2010.
Before that he worked for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources beginning in May 1979.
Bolz received a bachelor's degree in recreational administration from North Georgia College & State University in 1978, and did post baccalaureate studies there in a master's program for biology education from 1978 to 1979, according to his resume.
Bolz lives in Dawsonville and is married to Robinson Elementary Parapro Xarissa Bolz.
He has three sons: Robert Bolz, Josh Bolz and Cody McGinnis.
Also considered as top three candidates for the position were Anthony C. Dill and Richard Stancil.
Dill, 50, is currently employed at the Georgia National Guard as state inspector general for Georgia, according to his resume. Dill lives in Dawsonville.
Stancil's resume said that he is currently employed as city manager in Hiawassee.
He has been employed there since 2007, and is also an attorney in his own private practice.
Stancil lives in Hiawassee.
The position became open in September after then-City Manager David Headley accepted a position as Dawson County manager.
Headley had worked as city manager since December 2015, when the position was activated to assist the mayor with administrative duties.