Merit Commission

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The merit commission ensures a fair and equal opportunity system for the employment, promotion, discipline and discharge of full-time Deputy Sheriffs and merited rank positions. Merited ranks in the Sheriff's Office are Major, Captain, Lieutenant, Sergeant and Deputy Sheriff.

The commission is comprised of five volunteer commissioners, each serving a minimum two-year term. There are three officer positions within the commission: Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary. Officers are elected by simple majority vote of the commissioners. 

Meetings are open to the public and held on the second Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the County Administration Building, 667 Ware Rd, Woodstock, next to the Government Center. The Chairperson may call special meetings as necessary.

Meet the Commissioners (6 year terms):

Term Start: Term End:  Name:
04 - 02 - 2020 04 - 02 - 2026 Brian Kelly (Republican)
04 - 01 - 2018 04 - 01 - 2024 Gloria VanHof (Democrat)
04 - 01 - 2017 04 - 01 - 2023 Gabrielle Johnson (Republican)
06 - 15 - 2016 04 - 30 - 2022 Patrick J. McAndrews (Democrat)
04 - 01 - 2021 04 - 01 - 2027 Melinda Fanning (Republican)
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