Board of ethics

Board Overview

The purpose of the Board of Ethics is to issue advisory opinions on ethical issues arising under the Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics; to hear inquires or complaints; and to issue finding and recommendations regarding alleged violations of the Code. If you have a question or a comment for this board, please fill out this form.

View Board of Ethics Handout (PDF)

View the Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct.

Advisory Opinions

View Board of Ethics Advisory Opinion 2021-02

View Board of Ethics Advisory Opinion 2021-01

View Board of Ethics Advisory Opinion 2020-01

View Board of Ethics Advisory Opinion 2015-02

View Board of Ethics Advisory Opinion 2015-01

Established byOrdinance O-2014-0039 (PDF)
Number on BoardFive at large board members
Length of Term3 Years
City Council LiaisonNone
Staff LiaisonDirk Nelson, City Attorney
Regular Meeting TimeQuarterly on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 3:00 PM
Regular Meeting LocationCity Hall, City Manager’s Conference Room

Special Requirements

All members are appointed by the City Council. Membership consists of five (5) at large community members who are appointed by a majority vote of City Council. Council will appoint a minimum of three city residents to serve on the Board. In selecting and appointing the other two members, City Council may appoint non-city residents. Where possible, priority shall be given to city residents. Appointees shall have expertise in ethics acquired through education or experience.

Current Members

Katherine BurgessFeb. 2020Jan. 2023
Jay EagenJune 2021May 2024
Patricia HallJune 2021May 2024
Laurie MeiningerMarch 2018Jan. 2024
David SmithFeb. 2020Jan. 2023
Dirk Nelson, Staff LiaisonN/AN/A