Citizen's Oversight Group

 

The SPLOST Citizens Oversight Group was created in January 2018 by a resolution of the Board of Commissioners. The mission of the SPLOST Citizens Oversight Group shall be to provide transparency and accountability to the Citizens of DeKalb County regarding the expenditures from SPLOST.

The purpose of the SPLOST Citizens Oversight Group shall be to ensure:

(1) Revenue collected under SPLOST is spent in accordance with DeKalb SPLOST law;

(2) Funds from SPLOST are well managed and used efficiently;

(3) Projects funded by the unincorporated DeKalb portion of the SPLOST are equitable, appropriately prioritized, and will be distributed throughout the unincorporated area of the County.

As necessary and appropriate, the SPLOST Oversight Group will  provide as necessary and appropriate advice, reviews, reports and recommendations to the public, the Chief Executive Officer, the Board of Commissioners, the Independent Internal Auditor and the Legislative Delegation on SPLOST spending, budgets, projects and legislation. The scope and schedule of these reports will be determined by the SPLOST Oversight Citizens Group, but at a minimum an annual report shall be completed each year beginning on January 31, 2019 and a final report shall be completed at or near the conclusion of the 2018-2024 SPLOST. The Annual and Final reports shall include the findings, evaluations and recommendations of SPLOST Citizens Oversight Group, but at a minimum, the reports shall be distributed to the CEO and Board of Commissioners and shall be published on the county website.

The SPLOST Citizens Oversight Group shall be comprised of nine members who are residents of unincorporated DeKalb County and are of voting age. Each DeKalb County Commissioner appoints one member to the group, and two members appointed by the CEO. Each member’s term will coincide with the terms of the elected official appointing them. Vacancies will be filled in the same manner as appointments are made. A member may be removed from the SPLOST Citizens Oversight Group in writing by the elected official who made the appointment, with a copy of the removal letter sent to the Clerk to the CEO and BOC (Clerk). Appointments shall be recorded by the Clerk.

The SPLOST Citizens Oversight Group shall set its own meeting schedule and establish the meeting agendas.

SPLOST Citizens' Oversight Group Resolution

 

Group Members

The SPLOST Citizens' Oversight Group is composed of nine members who are residents of unincorporated DeKalb County and are of voting age, one member appointed by each county commissioner and two members appointed by the CEO. Each member’s term will coincide with the terms of the elected official appointing them.

Name Appointed by Officer's Name
Teresa Hardy CEO Michael Thurmond
Gale Walldorff CEO Michael Thurmond
Charles McDowell District 1 Robert Patrick
Nancy Love District 2 Jeff Rader
Alice Bussey District 3 Larry Johnson
Isaac Blythers  District 4 Steve Bradshaw
Gina Mangham District 5 Mereda Davis Johnson
***VACANT*** District 6 Edward "Ted" Terry
Randal Mangham District 7 Lorraine Cochran Johnson

 

2022 Meeting Schedule

Listed below is the meeting schedule for the SPLOST Oversight Group. All meetings are held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and may be accessed by clicking on the link or calling the number below and entering the access number.  If joining by telephone dial 1-888-270-9936 (Toll Free) Conference Code: 217687

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February 24, 2022

March 31, 2022 (Postponed to Monday April 4th) ***HAS BEEN CANCELED***

April 28, 2022

June 30, 2022

August 25, 2022

October 27, 2022