Joyette Holmes will discuss ethics at a speech on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Kennesaw State University.
Photo: Cobb County
Photo: Cobb County

Cobb County district attorney to discuss ethics at KSU event

Cobb County District Attorney Joyette Holmes will share her perspective on ethics next week at Kennesaw State University.

Holmes will speak as part of the university’s observation of Ethics Awareness Week at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Prillaman Hall room 115.

“Every aspect of what we do and say requires us to have goodwill with the people we interact with,” Holmes said. “That goodwill begins with our reputation for being of good character and of high ethical standards.”

Holmes’ discussion will be followed by a question-and-answer session. 

Holmes became Cobb County’s first black and female district attorney when Gov. Brian Kemp appointed her to the post in June. She replaced Vic Reynolds, who was Kemp’s pick to become the director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. 

Holmes will serve out the rest of Reynolds’ term, which expires in December 2020. She previously told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that she intends to run for her first, four-year term as district attorney next year. Before becoming a judge, Holmes served as a prosecutor under Reynolds and Cobb County Solicitor General Barry Morgan. She’s also operated her own law firm. 

Holmes, who grew up in Valdosta, serves on the Board of Directors for MUST Ministries and the Cobb Community Foundation. She is a member of the Marietta Rotary Club and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

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