Board Membership

As reconstituted, the Ethics Board comprises 5 members, to be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. Each member must be “of known personal integrity” and possess “recognized knowledge and interest in government and civics”; none may be a lobbyist, a government official or employee (other than of a college, university, or the like), or a candidate for elected public office.

Of the 5 members:

  • 1 member is nominated by the President of the City Council,
  • 1 member is nominated by the City Comptroller, and
  • 3 members, at least 2 of whom must be lawyers, are named by the Mayor.

The members serve staggered, 5-terms. The Board’s Chair is elected annually by the Board from among its members.

Current Members

Linda B. (“Lu”) Pierson (Term ending Dec. 31, 2018)

Vacant (Term ending Dec. 31, 2021)
Donna M. Davis (Term ending 12/13/22)
Stephan W. Fogelman (Term ending Dec. 31, 2020)
Vacant (Term ending Dec. 31, 2019)


The Ethics Board is staffed and supported by:

Avery Aisenstark, Executive Director
Anthony DeFranco, Deputy Ethics Director
Anita Evans, Registrar
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