NEWS BRIEF: DeKalb County government picks new ethics officer

Elisa Murphy up for approval

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Photo credit: Elisa Murphy Facebook Page
Former Judge, New DeKalb County Ethics Officer Elisa Murphy

DeKalb County officials voted unanimously Thursday to appoint Elisa Murphy as their next ethics officer. Her role entails training and advising employees as well as investigating allegations of wrongdoing.

Murphy is a former judge, magistrate and business ethics professor from Ohio, and was one of many applicants for the job. “I can train, I can investigate, I can collaborate with others and advise the board as to what may be an ethics violation or not,” Murphy told board members. Her appointment must now be approved by DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond. ajc.com