City Manager Isaiah Hugley to nominate in-house candidate for Inspections and Codes position

Greg Coates, a 12-year veteran of the city’s Inspections and Codes Department, will be nominated to be the next director, to fill the vacancy left when former director Bill Duck retired in late February, City Manager Isaiah Hugley announced Tuesday.

Coates has worked for the Consolidated Government for 14 years, 12 of those in Inspections and Codes. He has served as a housing and building inspector, plans examiner and most recently as interim assistant director, filling in after former assistant director Danny Cargill resigned shortly after Duck retired.

Coates holds International Code Council certifications in property maintenance, building inspection and plans examiner.

Coates has managerial experience, heading the Operations Division of the Civic Center, where he oversaw a $1.5 million budget and managed 21 full-time and 75 part-time employees, Hugley said.

Hugley will make the recommendation at the June 26, 2012 meeting of the Columbus City Council. Council will then vote on the confirmation of the recommendation as is required by the City Charter.

Greg holds a bachelor’s degree from Mercer University in Macon completed the University of Georgia Management Development Program.