Independent Board The Board of Ethics is a citizen-appointed board composed of seven city residents. They are selected by legal, business, civic, and educational groups to serve a three-year term of office. Instead of a confirmation process, the individuals undergo an employment, education, and criminal history background check. While serving on the board, members are prohibited from making campaign contributions to candidates in city elections and from engaging in other city election political activities. To view the biographies of current board members, go to the Board Bios webpage at the Atlanta Ethics website.
Duties The board administers and enforces the Code of Ethics in the following ways:
Interprets the city's ethical standards through formal advisory opinions
Administers the financial disclosure process
Investigates ethics complaints
Holds hearings and issues enforcement decisions
Monthly Meetings The Board of Ethics meets on the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. in City Council Committee Room 2. The board’s regular monthly meetings are televised on the Atlanta Municipal Public Affairs Channel as required by law.
Atlanta Bar Association
Atlanta Business League
Atlanta Planning Advisory Board
Gate City Bar Association
League of Women Voters of Atlanta-Fulton County
Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
Clark Atlanta University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, Morehouse College, Morris Brown College, and Spelman College
History The City of Atlanta has had a Board of Ethics since at least 1984. In 2002, the Board of Ethics was reconstituted and the position of ethics officer was created. The Ethics Office opened in August 2003.
Contact Info City of Atlanta
Ethics Office 68 Mitchell Street, SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303