City of Ethics

Ethical Government
In 2002, the City of Hiram adopted the Code of Ethics for City Officials Ordinance in recognition of principles that provide the City and its citizens guidance on ethical governmental procedures and practices.

The City of Ethics review and recertification was required by GMA in December of 2010. As a result, the City of Hiram reviewed and updated the City's Ethics Ordinance and passed the City of Ethics Resolution on December 7, 2010. On January 31, 2011 the City of Hiram was recertified as a Georgia Certified City of Ethics.

The Mayor and City Council have resolved to conduct themselves as a group and as individuals in accordance to the City of Ethics principles and pledged to conduct its affairs accordingly.

Principles of Ethical Government
These principles are designed to guide the elected officials as individuals and as a governing body:
  • Serve others, not ourselves
  • Use resources with efficiency and economy
  • Treat all people fairly
  • Use the power of our position for the well-being of our constituents
  • Create an environment of honesty, openness, and integrity
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The Hiram Mayor and Council appoint the Board of Ethics whose members will be Hiram residents and serve a 2-year term. The Board's purpose is to be available to receive written complaint or concern by any citizen or duly licensed business owner in the city,signed and sworn with the city clerk, alleging a violation of the Ethical Standards.

City of Hiram Board of Ethics
Name
Term Begins Term Expires
Helene Fitzgerald Member May 1, 2016 April 30, 2018
Earl Hartsfield Member May 1, 2016 April 30, 2018
Michelle Lokhorst Member May 1, 2016 April 30, 2018