Entries by DCAC

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County Board Research

After eight months and approximately 100 person-hours of internet research, virtual attendance at selected board meetings, and review of “best practices” elsewhere in the country, we have released this report on our observations and recommendations as they relate to improving the transparency of board information, policies and procedures and clarifying board types, functions, and appointing […]

Serving on County Boards, Commissions, Authorities, Agencies

Our recent experience with the Board of Ethics appointment process and the interest DeKalb citizens showed in applying for that board led us to question how other County boards are being appointed and how citizens are being educated about and engaged with County government through these boards. What we have found so far indicates little […]

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Wanted: Applicants for DeKalb County’s reconstituted ethics board

DeKalb’s latest ethics referendum passed overwhelmingly, meaning the county’s long-dormant ethics board will soon be reconstituted. But before that can happen, new members must be selected. And the application period is now open. “The DeKalb Ethics Appointing Committee is in support of a transparent, uniform and coordinated process,” said state Rep. Karla Drenner, D-Avondale Estates, said […]