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CEO Thurmond appoints new code enforcement employee and county attorney

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CEO Thurmond appoints new code enforcement employee and county attorney

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DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond recently picked a new code enforcement employee as well as elected a new county attorney, selections that need approval from DeKalb’s Board of Commissioners.

Thurmond appointed DeKalb County Law Department’s interim county attorney since January 2018, Viviane H. Ernstes, to move into the role of county attorney.

According to a recent press release, “Ernestes has practiced law for over 30 years, came to DeKalb as a staff attorney in the DeKalb County State Court in 1998.”

She attended Agnes Scott College, where she earned her bachelor’s degree and then attended the University of Georgia’s School of Law for a law degree.

In addition, Thurmond hired Timothy C. Hardy as the new “deputy director of beautification over code compliance.”

Hardy attended Morris Brown College, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice.

He has worked in code enforcement in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, and Fulton County from 1998 to 2011. From 2011 until now, he’s served as lead marshal for the code enforcement division in Smyrna.


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