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 and was certified as a City of Ethics by the Georgia Municipal Association.

The City was  recently re-certified in June of 2023.

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

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 Ethics Ordinance.

City of Ethics

Board of Ethics Members 

Name Title  Term Begins Term Expires
Angela Hartsfield Member May 1, 2022 April 30, 2024
Vivian Smith Member May 1, 2022 April 30, 2024
LTC (Ret) John Moyse, Jr. Member May 1, 2022 April 30, 2024