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Date Agenda Minutes
2024    
January 18, 2024 Download Download
February 15, 2024 (Appeal Hearing) Download Download
March 21, 2024 Download Download
     
2023    
January 19, 2023 Download Download
February 21, 2023 Download Download
March 16, 2023 Download Download
May 18, 2023 Download Download
June 15, 2023 Download Download
July 20, 2023 Download Download
September 21, 2023 Download Download
November 16, 2023 Download Download
December 9, 2023 Download Download
     
2022    
January 20, 2022 Download Download
March 17, 2022 Download Download
May 19, 2022 Download Download
July 21, 2022 Download Download
September 15, 2022 Download Download
November 17, 2022 Download Download
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2021    
February 18, 2021 Download Download
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May 20, 2021 Download Download
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September 16, 2021 Download Download
November 18, 2021 Download Download
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2020    
January 16, 2020 Download Download
February 27, 2020 Download Download
August 20, 2020 Download Download
September 17, 2020 Download Download
October 15, 2020  Download Download
November 19, 2020 Download Download
     
2019    
January 17, 2019 Download Download
February 21, 2019 Download Download
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May 16, 2019 Download Download
July 18, 2019 Download Download
September 19, 2019 Download Download
October 17, 2019 Download Download
November 21, 2019 Download Download
December 7, 2019 Download Download
     
2018    
February 15, 2018 Download Download
March 15, 2018 Download Download
May 17, 2018 Download Download
July 19, 2018 Download Download
August 18, 2018 Download Download
October 18, 2018  Download Download
November 15, 2018 Download Download
December 15, 2018 Download Download
     
2017    
January 19, 2017 Download Download
February 16, 2017 Download Download
May 18, 2017 Download Download
June 3, 2017 Download Download
July 20, 2017 Download Download
September 21, 2017 Download Download
October 19, 2017 Download Download
December 16, 2017 Download Download
     
Date Agenda Minutes
2016    
January 21, 2016 Download Download
February 18, 2016 Download Download
March 17, 2016 Download Download
June 1, 2016 Download Download
July 21, 2016 Download Download
September 15, 2016 Download Download
November 17, 2016 Download Download
December 3, 2016 Download Download
     
2015    
January 15, 2015 Download Download
February 19, 2015 Download Download
March 19, 2015 Download Download
May 21, 2015 Download Download
June 6, 2015 Download Download
September 17, 2015 Download Download
October 15, 2015 Download Download
November 19, 2015 Download Download
December 5, 2015 Download Download
     
2014    
January 16, 2014 Download Download
February 20, 2014 Download Download
March 20, 2014 Download Download
May 15, 2014 Download Download
June 14, 2014 Download Download
July 17, 2014 Download Download
October 23, 2014 Download Download
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December 13, 2014 Download Download
 
2013
January 17, 2013 Download Download
February 21, 2013 Download Download
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April 18, 2013 Download Download
May 16, 2013 Download Download
June 8, 2013 Download Download
July 18, 2013 Download Download
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October 17, 2013 Download Download
November 21, 2013 Download Download
December 14, 2013 Download Download
 
2012
January 19, 2012 Download Download
February 16, 2012 Download Download
March 15, 2012 Download Download
April 9, 2012 Download Download
May 17, 2012 Download Download
June 2, 2012 Download Download
July 19, 2012 Download Download
September 20, 2012 Download Download
October 18, 2012 Download Download
November 15, 2012 Download Download
December 1, 2012 Download Download
 
2011
January 20, 2011 Download Download
February 17, 2011 Download Download
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July 21, 2011 Download Download
August 18, 2011 Download Download
September 15, 2011 Download Download
October 20, 2011 Download Download
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2010
January 21, 2010 Download Download
February 18, 2010 Download Download
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September 16, 2010 Download Download
October 21, 2010 Download Download
November 18, 2010 Download Download
December 5, 2010   Download

2009
January 15, 2009 Download Download
February 19, 2009 Download Download
March 19, 2009 Download Download
May 21, 2009 Download Download
June 13, 2009   Download
July 16, 2009 Download Download
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October 15, 2009 Download Download
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2008
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May 15, 2008   Download
July 17, 2008   Download
October 16, 2008   Download
November 20, 2008   Download

2007
January 18, 2007   Download
February 15, 2007   Download
March 15, 2007   Download
May 17, 2007   Download
May 22, 2007   Download
June 21, 2007   Download
August 23, 2007   Download
September 27, 2007   Download
October 25, 2007   Download
November 15, 2007   Download
December 1, 2007   Download

2006
January 16, 2006   Download
February 23, 2006   Download
March 16, 2006   Download
April 20, 2006   Download
May 18, 2006   Download
August 24, 2006   Download
September 21, 2006   Download
November 16, 2006   Download

2005
February 17, 2005   Download
March 24, 2005   Download
April 28, 2005   Download
May 19, 2005   Download
July 21, 2005   Download
September 22, 2005   Download
October 27, 2005   Download
November 17, 2005   Download

 

Board Meetings

Up Next: 

Appeal Hearing: February 15, 2024
6:00 PM EST - Atlanta City Hall - Council Committee Room 1 
Meeting live stream on city Channel 26

Download Meeting Agenda


Watch meeting live stream on TV and Online
As required by law, the Board's monthly meetings are televised live on Channel 26, the City of Atlanta Municipal Channel, and can also be streamed live and following the meeting at atlantaga.gov. Archived videos of meetings of the Board of Ethics can be viewed here or here (2015 meetings and beyond).

*NOTE:
 Regular meetings of the Governing Board of the Office of the Inspector General are typically held on the third Thursday of the month. Board retreats are typically held in December. The agenda for each meeting will be posted online at least two days before the meeting.

*2024 Meeting Schedule

January 19, 2024 - Watch Video
February 15, 2024 (Appeal Hearing) - Watch Video
March 21, 2024 - Watch Video

*all dates subject to change


2023 Meeting Schedule

January 19, 2023 - Watch Video
February 21, 2023 - Special Called Meeting
March 16, 2023 - Watch Video
May 18, 2023 - Watch Video
June 15, 2023 - Watch Video
July 20, 2023 - Watch Video
September 21, 2023 - Watch Video
November 16, 2023 - Watch Video
December 9, 2023 - Winter Board Retreat

2022 Meeting Schedule


January 20, 2022 - Watch Video
March 17, 2022 - Watch Video
May 19, 2022 - Watch Video
July 21, 2022 - Watch Video
September 15, 2022 - Watch Video
November 17, 2022 - Watch Video
December 10, 2022 - Winter Board Retreat

2021 Meeting Schedule

January 21, 2021 - No Meeting
February 18, 2021 - Watch Video
March 18, 2021 - Watch Video
April 15, 2021 - No Meeting
May 20, 2021 - Watch Video
June 17, 2021 - No Meeting
July 15, 2021 - Watch Video
August 19, 2021 - No Meeting
September 16, 2021 - Watch Video
October 21, 2021 - No Meeting
November 18, 2021 - Watch Video
December 4, 2021 - Winter board retreat

2020 Meeting Schedule

January 16, 2020 - Watch Video
February 27, 2020 - Watch Video
March 19, 2020 - Cancelled 
April 2020 - No scheduled board meeting
May 21, 2020 - Cancelled
June 2020 - No scheduled board meeting
July 16, 2020 - Cancelled
August 20, 2020 (Remote - Channel 26) - Watch Video
September 17, 2020 (Remote - Channel 26- Watch Video
October 15, 2020 (Remote - Channel 26- Watch Video
November 19, 2020 - Watch Video 
December 2020 - Winter board retreat


2019 Meeting Schedule

January 17, 2019 - Watch Video
February 21, 2019 - Watch Video
March 21, 2019 - Watch Video
April 2019 - No scheduled board meeting
May 16, 2019 - Watch Video
June 2019 - No scheduled board meeting
July 18, 2019 - Watch Video
August 2019 - No scheduled board meeting
September 19, 2019 - Watch Video
October 17, 2019 - Watch Video
November 21, 2019 - Watch Video 
December 7, 2019 - Winter board retreat 

2018 Meeting Schedule

January 18, 2018 - Postponed (Weather)
February 15, 2018 - Watch Video
March 15, 2018 - Watch Video
April 2018 - No scheduled board meeting
May 17, 2018 - Watch Video
July 19, 2018 - Watch Video
August 2018 - No scheduled board meeting
September 20, 2018 - Postponed
October 18, 2018 - Watch Video
November 15, 2018 - Watch Video
December 15, 2018 - Winter board retreat

2017 Meeting Schedule
January 19, 2017 - Watch Video
February 16, 2017 - Watch Video
March 16, 2017 - Postponed
April 2017 - No scheduled board meeting
May 18, 2017 - Watch Video
July 20, 2017 - Watch Video
September 21, 2017 - Watch Video
October 19, 2017 - Watch Video
November 16, 2017 - Postponed
December 16, 2017 - Winter Board retreat

2016 Meeting Schedule
January 21, 2016 - Watch Video
February 18, 2016 - Watch Video
March 17, 2016 - Watch Video
April 2016 - No scheduled board meeting
May 19, 2016 - Postponed
June 1, 2016 - Special called meeting - Watch Video
July 21, 2016 - Watch Video
August 2016 - No scheduled board meeting
September 15, 2016 - Watch Video
October 20, 2016 - Postponed
November 17, 2016 - Watch Video
December 3, 2016 - Winter Board retreat

2015 Meeting Schedule
January 15, 2015 - Watch Video
February 19, 2015 - Watch Video
March 19, 2015 - Watch Video
April 2015 - No scheduled board meeting
May 21, 2015 - Watch Video
June 6, 2015 - Summer board retreat
July 16, 2015 - Postponed
August 2015 - No scheduled board meeting
September 17, 2015 - Watch Video
October 15, 2015 - Watch Video
November 19, 2015 - Watch Video
December 5, 2015 - Winter board retreat

 

Governing Board

Independent City Board
 
The Governing Board of the Office of the Inspector General and the Ethics Office is an independent city board composed of nine city residents. They are nominated by legal, business, civic, and educational groups. Nominees are appointed by the Mayor and Atlanta City Council to serve a three-year term of office. While serving on the board, members are prohibited from making campaign contributions to candidates in city elections and from engaging in other city election political activities.

Member
Nominating Authority
Term of Office
Bing Wang Seven Major Universities 2020-2023
Rebecca F.M. Brubaker Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce 2022-2025
E. Richard Taylor Atlanta Planning Advisory Board 2024-2027
Todd A. Gray, Vice Chair Atlanta Business League 2022-2025
Terri R. Simmons Gate City Bar Association 2022-2025
Nichola R. Hines, Chair League of Women Voters of Atlanta-Fulton County 2022-2025
Lisa K. Liang Atlanta Bar Association 2022-2025
Natalie S. Lewis Association of Certified Fraud Examiners 2022-2025
Cecily V.M. Welch Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants 2022-2025


Duties of the Governing Board

  • Ensures the independence of the Office of the Inspector General and the Ethics Office through the provision of an orderly and fair process for raising and addressing ethical concerns, potential violations of city code, and allegations of fraud, waste and abuse
  • Hears all appeals filed from adverse decisions issued by the Office of the Inspector General and the Ethics Office, and motions to squash subpoenas issued by the Inspector General or Ethics Officer

Monthly Meetings

The Board meets on the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. in City Council Committee Room 1.  The board holds eight regular monthly meetings in January, February, March, May, July, September, October, and November.  Meetings are televised on the Atlanta Municipal Public Affairs Channel 26 as required by law. 

Nominating Authorities

  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Atlanta Business League
  • Atlanta Planning Advisory Board
  • Gate City Bar Association
  • League of Women Voters of Atlanta-Fulton County
  • Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
  • Seven major colleges and universities:  Clark Atlanta University, Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, Morehouse College, Morris Brown College, and Spelman College
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants

History

The City of Atlanta has had a Board of Ethics since at least 1984.  In 2002, the Board of Ethics was reconstituted and the position of Ethics Officer was created. The Ethics Office opened in August 2003. The Office of the Inspector General opened in January 2021. 


Board Member Biographies

 

   
 

 

Rebecca F.M. Brubaker currently serves as Chief of Staff and Operations Officer for the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), and is responsible for organization strategy, finance, operations, and board management. Ms. Brubaker has more than 30 years' experience working with organizations in Atlanta including the Atlanta Police Foundation and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. She is dedicated to building relationships, creating results-driven programs, and evolving volunteer and sales initiatives to accomplish success in a dynamic environment. Ms. Brubaker holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Georgia. She was nominated to the Board by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. 

 


Todd A. Gray is Director of Supplier Diversity for Kaiser Permanente NFS. In this role, Mr. Gray is responsible for system wide Supplier Diversity for National Facility Services, the nation's largest vertically integrated healthcare delivery system. Prior to, he served as Director, Supplier Diversity at Grady Health System and Head of Supplier Diversity at CVS Caremark. As a Metro Atlanta native, he is an active participant in civic and state level initiatives impacting diversity and community. He has partnered over the last decade as a mentor through the State of Georgia's Mentor/Protege Program for small business development. He supports youth minority entrepreneurship through his partnership with the Greater Atlanta Economic Alliance Construction Skills Development Institute and founded an Atlanta community youth development initiative called P.O.L.I.S.H.E.D. to help you men in the Atlanta community develop life, social, and community involvement skills through ongoing tutoring and mentorship. Mr. Gray received a Bachelor's of Science in Network Communications Management from DeVry University, and holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from DeVry's Keller Graduate School of Management. He was nominated to the Board by the Atlanta Business League. 

 

 

Natalie S. Lewis is a principal in the litigation services practice for Windham Brannon, LLC, a certified public accounting and consulting firm. She specializes in assisting clients with various forensic accounting and fraud investigations, damage calculations, and litigation support services. With over ten years of experience, Natalie has worked with businesses ranging from small family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 companies. She has held senior manager and manager positions at global and national accounting and consulting firms. Ms. Lewis holds several certifications including being a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Certified Public Accountant and being certified in financial forensics. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia and holds an MBA from Brenau University. She has published numerous articles and has served as an expert witness in cases involving funds tracing. Ms. Lewis was nominated to the Board by the Georgia Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

 





Nichola R. Hines
 serves as Chair of the Board and is currently the Assistant General Manager at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport for Delaware North, a contracted food and beverage company. Ms. Hines oversees 12 restaurants located on Concourse T and D and has worked for 13 years in the hospitality industry. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Social Science (emphasis in economics) from the University of Southern California. After graduation, she found a career in advertising and worked for Ogilvy and Mather as a media planner. During the recent economic downturn, Ms. Hines decided to follow her passion and went to culinary school. She graduated from The Art Institute of New York City with a discipline in Restaurant Management. She is Vice President of the USC Alumni Club of Atlanta and an active member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., serving on multiple committees. Ms. Hines was nominated to the Board by the Atlanta-Fulton County League of Women Voters.

 



Gerald (Gerry) M. Neumark
currently teaches public policy and political science in the Public Management and Policy Department of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. The classes he teaches on a regular basis include Policy and Politics in the American City as well as Citizenship, the Community and Public Service, which is a course in local citizenship and service learning. Dr. Neumark received his M.S. in community development, his M.P.A. as well as his Ph.D. in political science all at Georgia State University. He has been involved in academic activities for the past several years, serving as a past board member of the Georgia Political Science Association (GPSA). He has presented several papers and journal articles on the policy development of the Atlanta BeltLine to the GPSA as well as in its journal, Questions in Politics. His writings also include the Georgia State University On-Line Professional Journal. In addition, he is the author of the textbook currently being used for a number of university service learning and local citizenship courses. Dr. Neumark been civically active within the City of Atlanta, including serving as the former vice-chair of NPU-F, first vice president of the Atlanta Planning Advisory Board (APAB); and for a brief time, president of APAB. Dr. Neumark was nominated to the Board by the Atlanta Planning Advisory Board. 

 

Cecily V.M. Welch is a licensed CPA in both Illinois and Georgia, and the owner of Welch Financial Advisors, specializing in tax preparation and financial planning for individuals with complex financial structures. Ms. Welch began her career as a national and international auditor and has provided accounting and financial expertise for over 25 years for both large and small CPA firms in the Atlanta metro area. Ms. Welch is a member of several non-profits and professional associations including the Georgia Society of CPAs, the IRS Advisory Council, the American Institute of Certified CPAs, and the National Black MBA Association. She is adept at helping people understand how their financial decisions help them meet their life goals. Ms. Welch was nominated to the Board by the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. 

 



Lisa K. Liang 
is a Staff Attorney in the State Court of Fulton County, primarily assisting with the civil case load, consisting largely of torts, business disputes, consumer debt cases, and appeals from Magistrate Court.  After graduating from Georgia State University, College of Law, Lisa worked for Atlanta Legal Aid in the Health Law Unit which provides free civil legal services to low-income cancer and HIV/AIDS patients and survivors in metro-Atlanta.  Prior to law school, Lisa wore many hats – she taught elementary school and worked as a pediatric social worker. Lisa is active in the legal community.  She serves as a Board of Governors Member for the State Bar of Georgia.  Lisa is active in the Atlanta Bar Association – on the Board of Directors; as Co-Editor of the Atlanta Lawyer; with the CLE Board of Trustees; and recipient of a Distinguished Service Award and Rita A. Sheffey Public Interest Award.  She is co-chair of GAPABA’s Women’s Leadership Network. Lisa is active with the Lawyers Club of Atlanta.  Lisa is a graduate of the ADL’s Glass Leadership Institute; GAWL’s Leadership Academy; and the State Bar YLD’s Leadership Academy. In the Atlanta community, Lisa is the Chairwoman of the Ethics Commission of the Atlanta Board of Education.  Lisa coached the Varsity Girls’ Lacrosse team at Marist School and now coaches at Grady High School. Lisa lives in Midtown with her spouse and their dachshunds. She was nominated to the Board by the Atlanta Bar Association. 

   

Bing Wang is a Senior Attorney and Advisory to the General Counsel of Georgia Institute of Technology. She serves as a trusted internal advisor and provides insight to the General Counsel on all functions of the organization. She counsels faculty and staff on a variety of legal and policy matters relevant to the University, including conflicts of interest, outside employment and activities, political activities, gifts, misuse of University resources, and conflicts of commitment. Her current practice focuses on intellectual property, false claims act, federal grants, investigations, and litigation matters. Bing obtained her J.D. from Georgia State University School of Law. She is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) and the Society for International Affairs (SIA). She is also a board member for the Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, a nonprofit organization that provides legal assistance and educational programming to artists and arts organizations in Georgia. Bing was nominated by seven major universities in Atlanta.

 

 

Terri Simmons is an attorney with over twelve years teaching experience at the law school, graduate and undergraduate level. She currently serves as the Staff Attorney to the Honorable Asha F. Jackson of the DeKalb County Superior Court. Prior to becoming a Staff Attorney, she practiced primarily in the area of family law. She currently sits on the faculty of Concord Law School at Purdue University Global where she teaches Estates, Wills & Trusts, Legal Research, and Legal Analysis and Writing. She also serves on the faculty of Southern New Hampshire University in both their Criminal Justice and Business Departments. She has previously served on the faculties of Clayton State University and Herzing University. At Herzing, she served on Advisory Board for the Legal Studies and Paralegal Department where she played an active part in the planning and development of the program’s curriculum, course development and design, retention and student success missions. She is active in the legal community as a member of the Gate City Bar Association where she was the past Judicial Reception Committee Chair.  She’s also been active with several legal organizations including NewRock Legal Society, the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, the DeKalb Lawyers Association, the DeKalb Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. Terri earned her BS in Mathematics from Spelman College, her JD from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She was nominated to the Board by the Gate City Bar Association.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former Board Members:

Chris Gilmore, Gate City Bar Association, 2019-2022
Wesley Tharpe,
Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, 2018-2021
Todd A. Gray,
Atlanta Business League, 2016-2021
Kate Wasch, Seven Major Universities, 2011-2019
Jessica Stern, Atlanta Bar Association, 2015-2019
Mecca Anderson, Gate City Bar Association, 2018
Riah Greathouse, 
Gate City Bar Association, 2015-2017
Brent Adams, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, 2011-2017
Carol Snype Crawford,
 Atlanta Planning Advisory Board, 2010-2016

Kai N. Williamson, Atlanta Business League, 2012-2016
Shukura Ingram Millender, 
Gate City Bar Association, 2010-2015
Pat Upshaw-Monteith, 
Atlanta-Fulton County League of Women Voters, 2014-2015
Caroline Johnson Tanner, 
Atlanta Bar Association, 2008-2014
De’Lonn Brown,
 Atlanta-Fulton County League of Women Voters, 2013-2014; 2015-2016

MaryAnne Gaunt, Atlanta-Fulton County League of Women Voters, 2007-2012
Charmaine Ward, Atlanta Business League, 2008-2011
Cathy R. Daniels, Six Major Universities, 2008-2011
Charles B. Crawford, Jr., Metro Atlanta Chamber, 2008-2011
John Lewis, Gate City Bar Association, 2005-2010
Jacquee Minor, Atlanta Business League, 2005-2008
Kenyatta Mitchell, Atlanta Planning Advisory Board, 2005-2008
Lawrence Levin, Ph.D., Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, 2005-2008
John D. Marshall, Jr., Six Major Universities, 2002-2007
Leah Janus, Atlanta-Fulton County League of Women Voters, 2002-2006
Robert B. Remar, Atlanta Bar Association, 2002-2005
Chuck Barlow, Atlanta Business League, 2002-2005
Michael D. Johnson, Gate City Bar Association, 2002-2004
Gloria Bromell-Tinubu, Atlanta Planning Advisory Board, 2003-2004
Seth Lynn, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, 2002-2004
Myrtle Davis, Atlanta Planning Advisory Board, 2002-2003

 

Ethics Office


The Ethics Office is an independent city office headed by the City Ethics Officer.  The City Ethics Officer is appointed by the Governing Board of the Office of the Inspector General and Ethics Office for a period of five years, subject to confirmation by the City Council and approval by the Mayor.  The Ethics Officer must be a city resident and an active member of the Georgia Bar Association with at least five years' experience in the practice of law.  The City Code of Ethics prohibits the Ethics Officer from being involved in the City's partisan political activities or political affairs.

DUTIES
The Ethics Office provides general and targeted ethics training to city officials, employees, and contractors on the City's Code of Ethics; provides written and oral ethics advice to city officials and employees; investigates complaints falling under the jurisdiction of the Code of Ethics, prosecutes violations of the Code of Ethics, coordinates the City's ethics and compliance hotline (Integrity Hotline), and manages the City's financial disclosure system.  

STAFF

JABU M. SENGOVA, City Ethics Officer

Appointed by the Board of Ethics in February 2017, Ms. Sengova serves as the City of Atlanta's Ethics Officer. In this role, she provides leadership and direction in the areas of ethics advice and training, public education and outreach, financial disclosure filings, and enforcement of ethics cases. She brings her passion, experience, and commitment to building a strong ethical culture in city government and was instrumental in developing and producing the City’s pilot ethics e-learning course. During her tenure, Ms. Sengova has legislated for significant amendments to the Atlanta Code of Ethics to strengthen and improve the City’s ethics program. She has over 21 years’ experience in the legal field, including criminal practice, ethics, and government. Prior to joining the Ethics Office, Ms. Sengova worked for several years in the Fulton County Public Defender’s Office where she successfully represented criminal defendants in felony trials. She previously served as an assistant public defender in the Atlanta Municipal Court’s Public Defender’s Office. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from South Carolina State University and her law degree from the University of Florida. Ms. Sengova is barred in Georgia and Florida and is a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP).  She is a member of both local and national ethics and compliance organizations. Ms. Sengova received the Atlanta Bar Association's prestigious Public Service Award in October 2017.

CARLOS R. SANTIAGO, Deputy Ethics Officer

Mr. Santiago serves as the Deputy Ethics Officer. In this role, he reviews and investigates ethics complaints, monitors the City's compliance hotline, conducts ethics training for city officials and employees on the City's Standards of Conduct (Code of Ethics), provides written and oral advice to officials and employees, recommends changes to the Code of Ethics or Board Rules, assists with the City's mandatory annual disclosure filing requirements, and manages the financial disclosure enforcement process. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Texas A&M University and his Juris Doctor from Atlanta's John Marshall Law School.  Mr. Santiago is a Member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Atlanta Bar Association, various local and national ethics and compliance organizations, and a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP). 

SHERRY H. DAWSON
, Business Manager II


Ms. Dawson serves as the office administrator. In this role, she manages the day to day operations of the Ethics Office, assists users in filing online forms in the Electronic Disclosure System, and researches and compiles data for reports.  Previously, she worked for the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia for 13 years, serving as its finance director and office manager.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Alabama State University.

RAYMOND ROBINSON, Program Manager 

Mr. Robinson serves as the Program Manager for the Ethics Office.  His role involves managing programs and projects impacting the internal operations of the Ethics Division.  Mr. Robinson bring his experience, knowledge, drive from having over 35 years of program and project management experience working in various industries.  Prior to joining the Ethics Division, Mr. Robinson worked for the City of Atlanta Information Management as their IT Program Manager for 5 years.  Before joining the City of Atlanta, Mr. Robinson was the Acting Manager of the PMO Office for MARTA, Director of IT Risk Management for US Bank, Vice President-Global Oracle Finance Technology Worldwide Production Support for JPMorgan Chase, and operated Robinson Management Consulting Group, LLC.  Mr. Robinson is a certified Project Manager Professional (PMP) and certified Information System Auditor (CISA).  Mr. Robinson received is BBA in Accounting from Pace University and Master’s in Information Systems and Technology Management from Capella University.

JANET R. KEENE, Ethics Analyst

Ms. Keene serves as the Ethics Analyst for the Ethics Division. In this role, she assists with ethics investigations and helps to identify potential conflicts of interest through the proactive auditing of the annual City Financial Disclosure Statements filed by city officials and employees. She has worked with the Ethics Division dating back to the original Ethics Officer, Ginny Looney. Ms. Keene is a Certified Fraud Examiner. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Maryland at College Park, her Master of Public Administration degree from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University and attended the Georgia State University College of Law.

IBIDAPO S. ONABANJOEthics Advisor

Ms. Onabanjo serves as the Ethics Advisor for the Ethics Division. In her role she researches, writes and interprets ethics laws, provides oral and written ethics advice, conducts ethics training for new employees on the city’s Code of Ethics, drafts ethical opinions, assists with ethics investigations and the city financial disclosure process. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Management from Clayton State University and her Juris Doctor from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. Ms. Onabanjo is a member of the Atlanta Bar Association, the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, and a Registered Neutral in the State of Georgia.

LARRY MASON, Investigations Manager, Sr

Mr. Mason serves as the Investigation Manager for the Ethics Division. His role involves investigating complaints falling under the jurisdiction of the Code of Ethics and managing the City’s ethics and compliance hotline (Integrity Hotline). Mr. Mason has more than 15 years of investigative and security consulting experience. Prior to joining the Ethics Division, Mr. Mason worked as a private investigator and a security consultant in the private sector. Mr. Mason received his Private Investigator Certification in 2015 from the Georgia Board of Private Detectives and Security Agency, is an active member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and continues his education through the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE).

PORTIA REEVESBusiness Manager I

Ms. Reeves serves as the Executive Assistant, Sr. for the Ethics Division.  Her role involves managing the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the Ethics Division.  Ms. Reeves brings her experience and knowledge from providing 10+ years of support to c-level executives for various government organizations.  Prior to joining the Ethics Division, Ms. Reeves worked as the Assistant to the Chairman for the Clayton County Board of Commissioners, Administrative Coordinator for the DeKalb County Chief Executive Office, and Office Manager for the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners Super District 7. Before transitioning to the public sector, Ms. Reeves worked as a licensed multi-jurisdictional insurance adjuster for State Farm where she worked closely with the Special Investigations Unit.  Ms. Reeves received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Georgia State University and is currently working on her Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Leadership. Compliance and Ethics (SCCE).

ARIYAN MARSHALL, Management Analyst 

Ms. Marshall serves as the Management Analyst for the Ethics Division. In this role she assists users with filing various online forms, manages the office internal CityNet and Ethics internet websites, and assists with developing projects. Ms. Marshall brings her creativity, knowledge, and ambition to aid the team as it continuously expands. Ariyan is currently finishing her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and hopes to continue to gain experience and knowledge in her field of work.

JOE HINES, Management Analyst 

Joe Hines serves as the Administrative Assistant to the Program Manager for the Ethics Office. In his role with the Ethics Division, Mr. Hines composes educational and training documents that assist with programs and projects impacting the internal operations of the Ethics Office. Mr. Hines brings his experience in education to the work he does with the Ethics Division. Mr. Hines is currently fin finishing her Bachelor of Arts in History.

FARRAH SIMS, Executive Assistant

Farrah Sims serves as the Executive Assistant for the Ethics Department. Her role involves managing the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the Ethics Division.  Ms. Sims brings her experience and knowledge from providing 12+ years of support to C-suite executives. Before joining The City of Atlanta Ethics Department, Ms. Sims was in the Quality Assurance department and was responsible for the Training and Documentation of 500+ staff at InCommunity; she spent ten years as Executive Assistant to the CEO of InCommunity. Outside work, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family. Ms. Sims is an active member of the Service Providers Association for Developmental Disabilities (SPADD).

LaDamian Boatwright, Management Analyst, Sr

LaDamian Boatwright performs a wide variety of analytical and data management work related to the Ethics Office’s operations and management systems, supports and assists with the financial disclosure process, and assist in reviewing and conducting financial disclosure audits. Previously worked for the DeKalb County Government Finance Department as a Management Analyst. Preformed audits, research, and analytical assistance for departmental operations. Received Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Jacksonville State University.

Juan D. Hernandez, Investigator Specialist

Mr. Hernandez serves as the Investigator Specialist for the Ethics Division. In this role, he works closely with the Investigations Manager, Sr. and supports the investigative arm of the office. Mr. Hernandez graduated from Georgia State University in 2019. Subsequently, he obtained his Private Investigator license in 2021 from the Georgia Board of Private Detectives and Security Agencies. While obtaining his license, Mr. Hernandez worked in the private sector for a felony criminal defense investigation firm. Currently, Mr. Hernandez is expanding his knowledge of ethics and compliance investigations through work experience and professional development.

 

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