DeKalb Senate Delegation names three appointments to reconstituted Board of Ethics

January 7, 20213min5060
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State Sen. Emanuel Jones (D – Decatur) today announced the DeKalb Senate Delegation’s three appointments to DeKalb County’s reconstituted Board of Ethics.  The countywide referendum supporting the new process for choosing members to serve on the Board of Ethics was passed by county voters in November.

The delegation appointed the following to serve as the DeKalb Senate Delegation’s appointees to the board: Candace Rogers, David Moskowitz and Lonnie J. Edwards Sr.

“The DeKalb County Board of Ethics serves as a key player in ensuring all Dekalb County officials and employees are held to the utmost ethical standard,” said Sen. Jones, who led the appointment process for DeKalb’s Senate Delegation.

“I was proud to support House Bill 1243 during the previous legislative session, which provided greater oversight and accountability for the board by placing a referendum on the November ballot. With voters overwhelmingly confirming this updated transparent appointment process, it was my honor to lead our county’s Senate delegation in appointing these highly qualified individuals.”

The new appointment process for the DeKalb County Board of Ethics grants both the House and Senate Delegation from DeKalb County the authority to appoint three individuals to the board. The DeKalb County Tax Commissioner makes one appointment to the board, with the DeKalb County Clerk of Superior Court given the authority to make two appointments for individuals to serve as alternates. In total, the board consists of seven members and two alternates.

The appointments made by each respective entity/office are as follows:

DeKalb County’s House Delegation: Nadine S. Ali, Ambreen A. Delawalla and Eric Maurer

DeKalb County Tax Commissioner: Rosa D. Waymon

County Clerk of Superior Court: Candace Walker and Michelle Long Spears (Alternates)

Pursuant to the new appointment guidelines outlined under House Bill 1243, the term for each member began on January 1, 2021. To read the full text of House Bill 1243, visit https://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/58609.

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