Next Meeting of the Board of Ethics:
The next meeting of the Board of Ethics is a special called meeting scheduled for 6 PM EST on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
Board Meetings are open to the public and can be viewed live on Channel 26. Click here for more information
About the Board of Ethics
The Atlanta Board of Ethics is an independent city agency charged with bringing the City of Atlanta into compliance with the Code of Ethics and instilling a culture of ethics within city government. The Code of Ethics covers conflicts of interest, gifts, and financial disclosure.
The Board's mission is to build public trust, promote open and transparent government, and foster a strong ethical culture through educating, advising, and enforcing the city’s ethical standards and encouraging city officials and employees to act with honesty, integrity, and accountability. Its staff provides ethics training to city employees, elected officials, and city board members; gives advice on the city’s standards of conduct; investigates ethics complaints; enforces the city’s ethics law; and monitors the financial disclosure process.
Former Board Chair Honored
The City of Atlanta, the Board of Ethics, and the Ethics Office honored former Board Chair, The Honorable Shukura Ingram Millender, at the Board's February 2016 meeting. Appointed to the Board by the Gate City Bar Association in 2010 and reappointed in 2014, Judge Millender served as the Chair of the Board from January 2015 until her appointment to the Fulton County Magistrate Court in May of 2015. During her tenure, she was a diligent and committed member and was a key member of the team which recruited, interviewed and selected the second Ethics Officer for the City of Atlanta. She provided sound, well-reasoned advice; interpreted the City's ethical standards in an effective manner; adhered to the purpose and text of the Code of Ethics; ensured that the Board's decisions were based in the law and ensured that violators were dealt with in a firm, and reasonable manner; consistent with the tenets of due process. Her outstanding judgement, strong analytical skills, excellent editing ability, consistency and strength of character will be missed.
Pictured left to right: Carol Snype Crawford, Kai Williamson, Jessica Stern, Kate Wasch, and Hon. Shukura Ingram Millender
Atlanta Ethics Launches E-Learning Course for City Officials and Employees
The City of Atlanta Ethics Office, in partnership with the Department of Atlanta Information Management, recently developed and launched an e-learning course for city officials and employees. Learn more
2015 Transparent Diamond Awards
In 2015, seven departments received the Transparent Diamond Award for having 100% compliance with the financial disclosure filing requirements. To receive the Diamond Award, every required filer in the department, including former employees, must meet the April 1 deadline for filing. In addition, six departments received the Honorable Mention Award for having met the filing requirement before the grace period which ended on April 16. View List of Award Recipients