The City of Clarkston is looking to fill a vacancy on the city’s three-member ethics committee. J.D. McCray has resigned because he is moving out of the city.
The position is volunteer, which means there is no pay for whoever is picked. Appointments are made for three-year terms.
Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry said the position is critical.
“This is an important position because you’re dealing directly with residents, elected officials, and the rules that govern them,” said Terry. “I will take a short application for interested residents, and then we will have an open voting process for all Clarkston residents to participate in. The person with the highest number of votes will be nominated for the City Council approval at an August City Council Meeting.”
The committee, which only meets when a complaint is filed, investigates ethics complaints filed against anyone serving in city government. Hearings are held within 30 days after the receipt of a complaint to determine if further investigation or more information is needed.
The ethics committee can also make recommendations to the mayor and the City Council whether to invoke disciplinary actions. The mayor and City Council take action upon the ethics committee’s recommendations.
The application for the position asks questions such as why you want to serve and what skills or knowledge you feel would make a good fit for the Clarkston Ethics committee?
For more information or to take the survey, call 404-296-6489 or visit www.clarkstonga.gov.