With DeKalb County District 1 Commissioner Elaine Boyer’s abrupt resignation this week, the remaining five members of the seven-member DeKalb Board of Commissioners have voted to defer a decision to appoint George Turner to
Interim DeKalb CEO Lee May recommended Turner, a longtime South DeKalb community activist, to temporarily fill the District 5 seat after the county conducted a search a few weeks ago. May vacated the seat last year after Gov. Nathan Deal appointed him to lead the county as interim CEO, replacing Burrell Ellis, who was suspended amidst corruption allegations.
The board was scheduled to vote on Turner’s appointment to the
Tuner says he understands that the deferment is simply a part of
“I am willing and ready to handle all qualifications for the potential position. Our CEO has bestowed on