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Board of Ethics


Board of Ethics


The objective of the Board of Ethics is to issue written opinions regarding ethical, not legal, questions and to engage in activities that will promote ethical behavior.  The Board of Ethics shall consist of five (5) members nominated by the Mayor and Members of Council with each member seated on the board by a majority vote.  Current elected officials shall not be eligible for appointment to the Board.  Members of the Board may be removed by a majority vote of Council.

Below you will find the members of the Board of Ethics

Kevin McGiness - Chairperson
Term Expires:  2024
Dana Trachsel
Term Expires:  2024
Annie Fenton - Vice Chair
Term Expires:  2023
Brian McCulloch
Term Expires:  2023
Bonnie Swope
Term Expires:  2022

Members shall be appointed for terms of three (3) years, except that those first appointed, two (2) shall serve for three (3) years, two (2) shall serve for two (2) years, and one (1) shall serve for one (1) year.  In the event of a vacancy, the Mayor shall nominate a member to fill the vacancy.  Initial nominations shall be made by the Mayor and Members of Council.

Below you will find important information on the established Ordinance, Disclosure Statements, and Complaint process.

The Board of Ethics shall keep all complaints strictly confidential.  The Board shall keep requests for advisory opinions strictly confidential.  All persons alleged to have violated this chapter shall be afforded due process of law, including notice, the opportunity to be heard, and the right to representation of their choice.

To anyone that feels an ethical standard was violated, please complete the Complaint Form and email it to the Board of Ethics.  For more information, you can contact the City Clerk's office at 248.435.4500 ext. 116 or 118

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