Viviane Ernstes can now remove the word “interim” from her job title. DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond announced Monday that he was appointing Ernstes to serve as county attorney on a permanent basis.
Thurmond also has hired a new code enforcement director: Timothy C. Hardy. Previously, Hardy served as director of the city of Smyrna’s code enforcement division.
Ernstes’ appointment must be approved by the DeKalb Board of Commissioners.
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Students at DeKalb County's Peachcrest Elementary school talk about how they prepared for the first day and what they look forward to during the 2018-2019 school year, Monday, August 6, 2018. Fulton County Schools, Gwinnett County Public Schools, DeKalb County School District and Clayton County Public Schools started the school year today. (Alyssa Pointer/Alyssa.Pointer@ajc.com)