“She will promote state and local environmental protections and make sure the agency addresses environmental issues of the day,” Terry said.
Fleming took office in January 2005 and became the county’s first African-American female district attorney. Prior to serving as district attorney, Fleming served as DeKalb's solicitor-general.
Fleming's departure comes just months before the corruption trial for former schools' superintendent Crawford Lewis and former chief operating officer Patricia Reid.
As district attorney, Fleming manages 13,000 cases a year and oversees 165 employees. She is a New Jersey native and earned her law degree from Emory University School of Law.