City of Ethics

Members of the Dunwoody City Council received recognition Sunday that the city has received recertification as a state certified City of Ethics. The honor came at the 2019 Georgia Municipal Association convention in Savannah.

DUNWOODY, Ga. — The City of Dunwoody was recognized as a Georgia Certified City of Ethics during an awards luncheon last Sunday at the 2019 Georgia Municipal Association convention in Savannah. 

The association’s Ethics Certification Committee has determined that Dunwoody meets the qualifications for its second recertification. Dunwoody has maintained this status since first applying in 2010.                     

To earn a Certified City of Ethics designation, cities must adopt a resolution establishing the five ethics principles for the conduct of city officials, which includes treating all people fairly, using resources with efficiency and creating an environment of honesty, openness and integrity.

Cities that earn this special recognition must adopt an ethics ordinance that meets standards approved by the association. The ordinance must contain definitions, an enumeration of permissible and impermissible activities by elected officials, due process procedures for elected officials charged with a violation of the ordinance and punishment provisions for those elected officials found in violation of the ordinance. 

The committee is composed of the Executive Committee of the Georgia Municipal Association City Attorneys Section. Certification must be renewed every four years.

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