How DeKalb County Got a CEO: A Talk with Former CEO Liane Levetan

Aug 23, 2013

Former DeKalb County CEO Liane Levetan, in a photo from the Facebook page of the League of Women Voters of DeKalb County.

DeKalb County Chief Judge Gregory Adams this month unsealed a special grand jury report, outlining what the panel said were years of corruption in county water and sewer contracts.

Among the grand jury's recommendations:  the abolition of DeKalb's unique CEO form of government.  DeKalb adopted the CEO structure in 1986.  

For a look at why that happened in the first place, WABE's Denis O'Hayer spoke with Liane Levetan.  She was a county commissioner under the previous system, then served as the county's second CEO, then moved to the State Senate.