The County Clerk, recommended by the County Manager and appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, serves as Executive Assistant to the Board of County Commissioners and the County Manager. This position prepares the commission agendas and meeting minutes, notifies the media of all Board meetings, records all Board meetings, maintains county records such as contracts, responds to open record requests, supervises the Historic Courthouse's front desk clerk, and other duties as assigned.
The County Clerk also serves as the staff contact for the Board of Ethics. This five-member board is responsible for receiving, hearing, investigating complaints, and taking appropriate action regarding possible violations of ethical standards by county employees and elected officials in accordance with the county's ethics ordinance. Violations include but are not limited to conflicts of interest, various disclosures, withholding information, unauthorized use of public property, improper political activity, timely payment of taxes, and improper acceptance of gifts.
The County Clerk also serves as the Barrow County Keep Barrow Beautiful (KBB) Director. KBB is a local affiliate of the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation and Keep America Beautiful. The program promotes environmental awareness and education through litter prevention, waste reduction, and beautification programs. Keep Barrow Beautiful conducts annual recycling programs and other community-wide events. As the director, the County Clerk serves as the staff contact for the KBB Board and coordinates events for the program.