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Board of Ethics

Authorization

BOC ordinance of November 14, 1989; amended July 23, 1991; amended January 27, 1992; amended October 11, 1994; amended February 22, 2000. Code Section 2-65

Description

The purpose of the Ethics Board is to receive and hear complaints of alleged violations of Ethics Code § 2-45 through 2-56; make investigations as it deems necessary to determine whether the Ethics Code has been violated; to take such action as provided by Ethics Code and as deemed appropriate due to any violation of Ethics Code; make proposals or recommendations to BOC for adoption of amendments to Ethics Code; to issue advisory opinions as provided in Ethics Code.

The BOC may remove a member of the Board of Ethics on the grounds of neglect of duty, misconduct in office, a disability rendering the member unable to discharge the powers and duties of the office as specified in this division, or engagement in political activity in violation of section 2-74 of the Cobb County Code of Ordinances.

The revised board of ethics shall consist of the following members:

  1. One appointee of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners. 
  2. One appointee of the Cobb County Sheriff. 
  3. One appointee of the Cobb County Solicitor General. 
  4. One appointee of the Chief Judge of the Cobb County Magistrate Court. 
  5. One appointee of the Chief Judge of the Cobb County Probate Court. 
  6. One appointee of the Cobb County Tax Commissioner.   
  7. One appointee of the Clerk of the Cobb County State Court.

(b)  Appointments made in accordance with 2-65(a) should be completed by the appropriate officeholder/body as soon as practicable.
(Ord. of 11-14-89, § 116; Ord. of 7-23-91; Ord. of 10-11-94; Code 1977, § 3-20-46(a); Ord. of 2-22-00)  (Note: Ord. of 02-26-19 was prompted by the Georgia Supreme Court’s ruling in Delay v. Sutton, 304 Ga. 338, 818 S.E.2d 659 (2018), which found unconstitutional the delegation of appointive power to private organizations).

Board Members

Member Appointed By
Roswell Storey Cobb County Sheriff
Alice Summerour Cobb County Solicitor General
Joe Atkins Chief Judge of the Cobb County Magistrate Court
Carlos Rodriguez Chief Judge of the Cobb County Probate Court
Janet Arnold Savage Cobb County Tax Commissioner
Ron Younker Clerk of the Cobb County State Court
Doug Shaddix Board of Commissioners

Contact

Lynn Rainey 
358 Roswell Street, NE - Suite 1130 
Marietta, GA 30060-2063 
770-421-6040
[email protected]