The man who has long served as chief of staff for the DeKalb County Commission now oversees several county departments and projects, including the $1.35 billion water/sewer overhaul.
Interim CEO Lee May said he appointed Morris Williams as deputy chief operating officer to unite the commission and administration. The Watershed overhaul is a key focus, since allegations of corruption in those contracts in part prompted the 15-count felony indictment against suspended CEO Burrell Ellis.
Morris will serve in both roles under May, who also tapped commission budget analyst Jay Vinicki as the assistant finance director.
The members of the state ethics commission, eager to bring order to one of the most disordered corners of state government, hired a “receiver” last week to heal their agency and then did they only thing they could.
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