COMMISSIONER MARVIN ARRINGTON, JR.
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Marvin Arrington, Jr. is a renowned "Super" lawyer with over 25 years of litigation and judicial process and serves as District 5 Commissioner of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners (BOC). The son of the late Marvin Arrington, Sr., former Fulton County Superior Court Justice and former City of Atlanta Council President, and Marilyn Arrington, a retired educator; Mr. Arrington adheres to a strong creed of community service and empowerment.
Over the past three decades, Mr. Arrington has created opportunities to provide education, entertainment, and empowerment to Georgia communities through his various entrepreneurial enterprises and civic initiatives. As an attorney, Arrington is a partner at the law practices of Arrington & Phillips, LLP, and principal at Arrington Law, where he serves clients in criminal, civil, intellectual property, and homeowners associations matters. As an entrepreneur, Marvin is a filmmaker, author, and founder of various regional events and initiatives.
As Fulton County Government commissioner, Arrington serves nearly 186,000 residents in the new *District 5, which includes the cities of Atlanta, College Park, Chattahoochee Hills, East Point, Fairburn, Palmetto, South Fulton, and Union City. Commissioner Arrington is the fourth Fulton County commissioner and only male to become a certified county commissioner through ACCG and the Carl Vinson Institute. In addition to his certification, Commissioner Arrington is a trained Annexation Arbitration Panelist through a partnership between the Georgia Municipal Association and ACCG. Commissioner Arrington has served as Vice Chair of the BOC, and currently serves as as an executive sponsor for Fulton County’s Strategic Priority Areas, Arts & Culture and Economic Development & Infrastructure. As an executive sponsor, Commissioner Arrington uses his legal and entertainment backgrounds to craft policies and initiatives to enhance Fulton County’s residents’ quality of life.
Arrington serves on the Board of Directors for McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority, Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority, National Organization of Black County Officials (NOBCO), Georgia Association of Black County Officials (GABCO), and The Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia.
Raised in southwest Atlanta, Marvin is a graduate of Frederick Douglass High School. A member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc., Marvin is a proud alumnus of both the University of Virginia and Emory Law School. A resident of SW Atlanta, Marvin is the proud father of four daughters. (*due to the 2022 redistricting)
"I am a community servant rather than a politician because my goal is to truly empower our communities. I don't dictate their destinies, I empower them with knowledge and resources to fortify their voices. Then I promulgate their collective voice with the authority entrusted in me."
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