Fulton County is governed by a 7-member Board of Commissioners. Five commissioners are elected by geographic district and two are elected countywide, including the chair.
Members are part-time and serve concurrent four-year terms.
Candidates for the Board of Commissioners must be at least 25 years old and residents of Fulton County.
Most commissioners hold jobs in addition to their commission positions.
Responsibilities of the Board of Commissioners include:
- establishing policies for the health and welfare of county residents
- adopting an annual budget for county government operations
- authorizing bond referenda and
- enacting plans for County growth and development
Commission meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. in Assembly Hall, located on the Pryor Street level of the Fulton County Government Center, 141 Pryor Street, SW, Atlanta. Meetings are open to the public.
Chronological list of members of the Fulton County Commission
Gallery of Commissioners 1992 to present
Gallery of Commissioners 1961 to 1991
Gallery of Commissioners 1932 to 1961
Gallery of Commissioners 1900 to 1931
Gallery of Commissioners 1880 to 1900
Fulton County Government is administered by the County Manager,¬†Zachary Williams,¬†who was appointed by the Board of Commissioners. The County Manager implements the Board's policies, prepares the annual budget for the Board's approval, appoints department heads, and supervises the County's more than 6,000 employees.
The County Manager supervises the executive branch of Fulton County Government, which includes departments concerned with such vital areas as roads and utilities, public safety, courts, social services, health, planning, business development, zoning, and tax assessment and collection.