A DeKalb ethics board member and county staff member Robert Lundsten have resigned following a heated exchange during a Tuesday board meeting, according to media reports.

County Commissioner Nancy Jester issued the following statement.

There was an exchange at the 3 March, 2015 DeKalb County Ethics Board meeting between Ethics Board Member Robert Blackman and Robert Lundsten.

Following an internal review, I have placed Robert Lundsten on indefinite administrative leave. Additionally, Robert Lundsten has submitted his formal resignation papers to the proper county agency.

Likewise, the actions of Robert Blackman were unprofessional. I call upon DeKalb County CEO Lee May, who appointed Robert Blackman to ensure the removal of Robert Blackman from the Ethics Board.

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Blackman resigned Thursday.

To view a video of the meeting, visit The Brookhaven Post.

One reply on “Report: Ethics board member, DeKalb staffer resign following heated exchange”

  1. My understanding has been that Nancy Jester’s intentions as a DeKalb County Commissioner have long included “cleaning house.” Sources indicate that she had a meeting with Bob Lundsten some time ago where they agreed that Bob was to help her through her transition and then resign his post. Regrettably, looks like that time has come.–Tom Reilly

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