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Evaluations, purchasing rules among DeKalb commission’s 2019 tasks

DeKalb County Commissioner Jeff Rader has asked a new committee to come up with recommendations on how to evaluate the performance of three employees who are under the county commission’s direct supervision.

The Board of Commissioners’ Executive Evaluations Committee will be comprised of commissioners Kathie Gannon and Steve Bradshaw. 

They are tasked with creating a tool that will be used to evaluate Zach Williams, executive assistant and chief operating officer; Antwyn Brown, the Board of Commissioners’ chief of staff; and Barbara Sanders, clerk to the CEO and Board of Commissioners.

Because CEO Michael Thurmond is elected, the members of the county commission are not empowered to evaluate his performance.

DeKalb Commissioners re-elected Jeff Rader (pictured) as presiding officer and Steve Bradshaw as deputy presiding officer. AJC filel photo (For the AJC)

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The new committee was unveiled as Rader, who was recently re-elected presiding officer, updated commissioners’ assignments for 2019.

Newly elected Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson will serve on the Employee Relations and Public Safety Committee and the Planning, Economic Development and Community Services Committee.

The other committees include Finance, Audit and Budget; Public Works and Infrastructure and County Operations. Three commissioners serve on each committee.

An existing special committee, the Procurement Ad Hoc Committee, will remain on the books until it completes its work, Rader said. That committee is in the process of updating county laws to include policies and procedures for the purchasing department.

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