Marvin S. Arrington Jr.

Marvin S. Arrington JR.

Vice Chairman, District 5 Term: Jan. 01, 2019 until Dec. 31, 2022

Marvin S. Arrington Jr.

Marvin S. Arrington, Jr. is the Fulton County Commissioner representing District 5.

Marvin Arrington, Jr. Esq., serves Fulton County as Commissioner of District 5, which encompasses, East 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 the Executive Sponsor for Fulton County’s Strategic Priority Area, All People’s Lives Are Culturally and Recreationally Enriched. 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 on the Board of Directors for McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority, Atlanta Fulton Recreation Authority (Vice Chair), National Organization of Black County Officials (NOBCO), and The Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia. He is also a member of Georgia Association of Black County Officials (GABCO), Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG), and National Association of Counties (NACo), where he serves on the Justice and Public Safety Committee and Arts and Culture Commission. Arrington is also the fourth Fulton County commissioner and first male to become a certified County Commissioner through ACCG and the Carl Vinson Institute. 

Marvin was raised in southwest Atlanta and is a graduate of Frederick Douglass High School. After graduating high school, Marvin matriculated at the University of Virginia (UVA) in Charlottesville, VA where he earned a degree in Economics. He earned a Juris Doctorate at Emory Law School and is a member of the Georgia State Bar. A resident of the City of South Fulton, Marvin is the proud father of four daughters.


District Dialogues

Board of Commissioners
02 - Dec

District Dialogues - December 2019

This episode of District Dialogues Commissioner Arrington interviews Ian Elmore-Moore about the District Attorney's Office of Gang Prevention, Cam Christian with PlantLANTA, and Shaunya Chavis-Rucker with Fulton FIlms.
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Board of Commissioners
01 - Nov

District Dialogues - November 2019

Deputy Chief Byron Kennedy with Atlanta Fire Rescue Department, Ify Emmanuel Agbasi with Children 1st Community Development Services, and Aisha Moody with the Atlanta Moody Project.
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01 - Jul

District Dialogues July 2019

In the July 2019, episode of District Dialogues, Commissioner Arrington talks with Joel Correa from Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Nakkesesha Butler from New Beginnings Life Changing Network, Micha Brown from Soul Food Cypher, and Eli Jones from Fulton County Board of Health talks about mosquito prevention.
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