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Fulton County Names Dr. Jesse Harris as Clerk to the Commission | Print |

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners has named Dr. Jesse Harris as the Clerk to the Commission.

The Clerk is appointed by the Board of Commissioners to prepare and sound their meeting agendas, keep the minutes of all Board meetings, provide research of Commission records, and assist the Board with administrative and legislative functions.

Fulton County Clerk Jesse Harris

Dr. Harris brings more than 15 years of experience in public service with expertise in both County and City Clerk operations. He said of his appointment, “My vision for the department is to work as a team to continue to meet the growing needs of the Fulton County electorate and commission, and exceed high quality service expectations and organizational goals efficiently and effectively.”

Dr. Harris' background includes specialization in legislative functions and agenda management, as well as records management and elections administration. He has supported various boards and commissions in administrative and technical operations, including research, ethics training, and economic and campaign disclosure filings. With strong leadership with various government departments in strategic planning, he has managed city contracts, voter education and civic engagement programs, and grant and budget administration.

Dr. Harris earned a Doctorate in Public Administration from California Baptist University, Riverside, California. He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration; and Bachelor of Arts in African American History, Sociology and Theological Studies from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. His research interests are implications of voter turnout on democracy and local representation, social equity, decision-making and perspectives of management leadership styles on public employee and organizational performance.

Dr. Harris enjoys volunteering in the local community with low-income seniors and homeless populations, reading, hiking and attending church. He resides in Fulton County, along with his wife Erica, and their three children.


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