Commissioner Marvin S. Arrington, Jr.
Marvin Arrington, Jr. Esq. serves Vice-Chair of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. Vice-Chair Arrington is Commissioner of District 5, which encompasses, Atlanta, East Point, South Fulton, and small parts of Union City and College Park. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Arrington is a renowned "Super" lawyer with over 20 years of litigation and judicial process. The son of Marvin Arrington, Sr., retired 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 decade, Mr. Arrington has created opportunities to provide education, entertainment, and empowerment to Georgia communities through his various entrepreneurial enterprises and civic initiatives. Attorney Arrington is a partner at the law practices of Arrington & Phillips, LLP, and principal at Arrington Law, where he unites businesses, nonprofits, and individuals to solve problems and get results.
At Fulton County, Commissioner Arrington serves as an Executive Sponsor for Fulton County’s Strategic Priority Areas, All People’s Lives Are Culturally Enriched and All People Are Safe. As Executive Sponsor, Commissioner Arrington uses his legal and entertainment background to help craft policies and initiatives to enhance Fulton County’s residents’ quality of life.
Arrington serves as on the Board of Directors for McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority, Atlanta Fulton Recreation Authority, National Organization of Black County Officials (NOBCO), Georgia Association of Black County Officials (GABCO), and The Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia. He is also a member National Association of Counties (NACo), where he serves on the Justice and Public Safety Committee and Arts & Culture Commission. Arrington is the fourth Fulton County commissioner and the first 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.
Marvin was raised in southwest Atlanta and is a graduate of Frederick Douglass High School. Marvin is a proud alumnus of both the University of Virginia and Emory Law and a member of the Georgia State Bar. A resident of SW Atlanta, Marvin is the proud father of four daughters.
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"I call myself 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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