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Fulton County Clerk to the Commission
141 Pryor St. SW, 10th FL
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 612-8200

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Dr. Jesse A. Harris
Clerk to the Commission
 

A Message from Our Clerk

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Office of the Clerk to the Commission website.

Established in 1853, Fulton County is the largest county in the state of Georgia and is represented by seven elected officials, serving approximately 1 million residents. The County comprises 529 square miles and is 80 miles long. The city of Atlanta is the county seat and capital of Georgia. In addition to Atlanta, Fulton County has fourteen other municipalities: Alpharetta, Chattahoochee Hills, College Park, Johns Creek, East Point, Fairburn, Hapeville, Milton, Mountain Park, Palmetto, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Union City and the City of South Fulton. The County government, through its various programs and services, is a major force in the development of successful communities.

The Clerk to the Commission is officially responsible for the county seal and the retention and preservation of official records including: meeting agendas, minutes, resolutions, ordinances, and appointments to more than 60 county-appointed boards and authorities. The Clerk to the Commission primary role is to efficiently and effectively manage the goals and expectations of the Board of Commissioners.

The Board of Commissioners is responsible for establishing policy to guide the administrative functions of County departments. The legal powers of the county are exercised by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners during their regularly scheduled meetings and the official records of those actions are the meeting minutes. Therefore, the clerk is required to attend all Board of Commissioners’ meetings and ensure accurate recording of the proceedings. Meeting preparation is  one of the most important services that the clerk provides to the board including: preparation of the meeting agenda, distribution of agenda packets, recording any and all actions taken by the board; and the safekeeping and preservation of meeting minutes, agreements, resolutions, ordinances, and contracts.

Internally, we provide administrative, accounting, procurement, personnel, payroll, facility management, hospitality services, and technological services to the Executive Offices of the Board of Commissioners. The clerk also facilitates communication between Commissioners, staff and the public, including providing information on upcoming  meetings and agendas.

Other services we provide can be explored by clicking the links to the left. Features within this site grant access to live (real-time) streaming of Board Meetings, video repository of past meetings and legislative information and history dating back to 1880. We hope these technology enhancements will help you easily access the information you need to be a more informed and engaged citizen.

Sincerely,

Jesse A. Harris, Sr., DPA, MPA                                                                               Clerk to the Commission

 


Procedural Rules for Meetings of the Board of Commissioners

Download PDF:   Procedural Rules for BOC (Revised 10.21.15, through Amendment #14)

To view each Amendment to the Procedural Rules, please click here: Amendments

These rules are used by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners to conduct their meetings in an orderly fashion.

Georgia Open  Meetings Act  

Download PDF: O.C.G.A. 50-14-1 Open and Public Meetings


Georgia Open Records Act

Open Government    (Open Meetings and Open Records Acts; HB 397 - Georgia's Updated Sunshine Laws; How to Make an Open Records Request; Open Government Mediation Program)

Download PDF: O.C.G.A 50-18-70 Georgia Open Records Act

 

 

Fulton County Board of Commissioners amended
policy and procedure (600-10) governing implementation
of the open records act on March 2, 2016 (16-0185).   The Custodian  or
Open Records Officer named for Fulton County is as follows:

 

 Steve Rosenberg
Supervising Attorney
Open Records Officer
Office of the Fulton County Attorney
(404) 612-0259
(404) 335-9284(EFAX)
(404) 730-6324(Fax)

 If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Rosenberg.