City of Dunwoody Recertified as a Georgia City of Ethics

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The Georgia Municipal Association will recognize the City of Dunwoody during the 2019 GMA Convention

Dunwoody, GA – June 19, 2019 – The City of Dunwoody will be recognized as a Georgia Certified City of Ethics during an awards luncheon on Sunday at the 2019 Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Convention in Savannah. The GMA Ethics Certification Committee has determined that Dunwoody meets the qualifications for its second recertification. The City of Dunwoody has maintained this status since first applying in 2010. 

“Ethics is the core value for any organization, whether it’s a corporation, government or even a family,” said Dunwoody Mayor Denis Shortal. “We’re proud to be recognized and look forward to building on our strong ethical foundation.”

To earn a “Certified City of Ethics” designation, cities must adopt a resolution establishing the five ethics principles for the conduct of city officials, which includes treating all people fairly, using resources with efficiency and creating an environment of honesty, openness and integrity.

Cities that earn this special recognition must also adopt an ethics ordinance that meets minimum standards approved by the GMA. The ordinance must contain definitions, an enumeration of permissible and impermissible activities by elected officials, due process procedures for elected officials charged with a violation of the ordinance and punishment provisions for those elected officials found in violation of the ordinance.

“This is important to our leadership and staff, and we always strive to meet the highest standards,” added Dunwoody City Manager Eric Linton. “We continue to make ethics education and implementation a priority.”

The GMA Ethics Certification Committee is comprised of the Executive Committee of the GMA City Attorneys Section. Certification must be renewed every four years.

For more information regarding the City of Dunwoody, please contact Jennifer Boettcher, Communications Director: 678.382.6881, Jennifer.Boettcher@dunwoodyga.gov.