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Ethics, Conflict of Interest, and Abuse of Office

This chapter illustrates the importance of ethics by defining two roles that a public officer inhabits. The first is as trustee of the people whereby elected officers are entrusted with the power to govern and to manage public property, with the public as beneficiaries to that trust. The second is as public servant of the people.

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About the Author
Susan Moore is General Counsel for the Georgia Municipal Association.
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