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Posted: June 12, 2017 1:42 p.m.

Oxford introduces new assistant city manager

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Matthew Pepper

OXFORD, Ga. – Matthew Pepper was introduced as Oxford’s new assistant city manager by Mayor Jerry Roseberry at the city council’s June 5 meeting.

Pepper comes to Oxford from the City of Alpharetta where he served in the economic development office. He previously worked for the State of Georgia in the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget. He is a 2012 graduate of Brigham Young University where he majored in psychology. He received his Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia in 2015. He is originally from Dallas, Texas.

“I’m very excited about being here in Oxford,” he said. “I think we have a lot of really exciting things that we’re doing here.

“I continue to ask for your patience with me as I continue to learn how to do this job and best serve you. I’m committed to continuing to make Oxford a great place to live.”

Roseberry said the city’s intent is for Pepper to eventually move into the city manager’s job that will come open when Bob Schwartz retires June 30.

For hobbies, Pepper said he enjoys reading, sports and fitness. He also said he is a University of Georgia Bulldogs fan.

He and his wife, Alexandra, currently reside in the Norcross/Peachtree Corners area of Gwinnett County.

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