City of Ethics
On November 9, 2022, the City of Demorest adopted the Code of Ethics for city officials in recognition of principles that provide the City and its citizens guidance on ethical governmental procedures and practices.
The Mayor and City Council have resolved to conduct themselves as a group and as individuals in accordance to the Cities of Ethics principles and pledged to conduct its affairs accordingly.
The City of Demorest was recognized as a Cities of Ethics during special ceremonies at the Cities United Summit held in January 2023.
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