DeKalb Charter Review Commission

This is from the desk of Representative Becky Evans regarding being on the DeKalb Charter Review Committee
As many of you know, DeKalb CEO Thurmond has authorized the creation of a Charter Review Commission.  The DeKalb House delegation has 3 appointments to the commission.  Chair Drenner has appointed Representative Karen Bennett to serve as the House member on the commission.  The DeKalb Delegation needs to appoint two citizens to serve.  
The Citizen position description is below.  Please reply back to Becky Evans if you you would like to be considered, and if you are available for interview this Thursday, May 16, starting at 10:30am at the Legislation Office building.  They are allocating 20 minutes per interview.  If needed, you can also schedule interviews on Tuesday, May 21 at 1:30pm.  
Charter Review Commission Citizen Participation Position Description


By creation of a Charter Review Commission the Chief Executive Officer of DeKalb County (CEO) 

would like  to review the Org. Act to harmonize all parts of the Org. Act and recommend changes in order to achieve the best delivery of services to the citizens of DeKalb County


The Charter Commission shall convene from October 1, 2018 to December 31, 2020.


The Commission shall be composed of 15 citizens of DeKalb County (the County) who have been residents of DeKalb County for at least one year immediately preceding the date of taking office and who remain residents of DeKalb County while in office; three members shall be appointed by the DeKalb County delegation in the House of Representatives of the General Assembly, and one may be a member of the DeKalb County delegation in the House of Representatives of the General Assembly. The responsibilities are as follows:


(1)  Members shall serve without compensation.


(2)  In the event any member of the Charter Commission, without good cause, fails to attend three consecutive meetings of the Charter Commission, the member’s position on the Charter Commission shall become vacant.


(3)  When a vacancy occurs, written notice shall be provided to the entity or official that originally appointed the member who shall fill the vacancy in the same manner as the original appointment.  If the appointing entity or official fails to fill the vacancy within twenty (20) business days from written notice, the CEO shall fill the vacancy.


If you are interested in participating, members of the House delegation will be hosting interviews on Thursday May 16, 2019 beginning at 10:30 am in Room 502 of the Coverdale Legislative Office Building. 


Becky Evans
Secretary of the DeKalb Delegation
Representative GA House District 83

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