DeKalb's acting finance director named finalist

Acting DeKalb County Finance Director Joel Gottlieb is the finalist for the permanent position.

On Tuesday, CEO Burrell Ellis recommended Gottlieb, a county employee since 1996, for the position. The county commission’s budget committee will interview Gottlieb before the commission votes on the appointment next week, commissioners said.

Finance Director Mike Bell was one of more than 800 county workers who retired over the summer as part of the county’s early retirement program.