Ethics Notice for Board and Commission Appointees

Download Notice of Ethics Requirements

Under the Ethics Law, Article 8, § 3-24, all board and commission appointees are required to review and sign the Notice of Ethics Requirements.  After signing the Ethics Notice, baord and commission appointees should submit a copy to their appointing authority and to the Ethics Board. 

The Notice of Ethics Requirements outlines the additional ethics requirements that may apply to board and commission appointees. In addition to completing the Ethics Notice, you may also review the information below to determine which ethics requirements apply to you. If you are unsure about your ethics requirements, speak with your appointing authority and/or consult the Ethics Board. 

Overview of Additional Ethics Requirements

Pre-Appointment Disclosure Statement

As a nominee for a City board or commission, you may request a conflict of interest exemption if you have an interest — as defined by § 6-11(a) of the Ethics Law — that may conflict with your City appointment. 

Click here to learn more about the Ethics Law's conflict of interest provisions and the pre-appointment disclosure form.

Financial Disclosure Statement

Many board or commission appointees are required to file a financial disclosure statement with the Ethics Board. To determine if you are required to file a financial disclosure statement, review § 7-7, § 7-8 and § 7-9 of the Ethics Law, which lists the City positions that have a filing requirement, and/or contact the Ethics Board. Additionally, consult your appointing authority regarding your board or commission's filing requirements.

Click here to learn more about the financial disclosure statement and filing process.

Conflicts Affidavit

All City "officials" are required to complete a conflicts affidavit within 6 months of beginning employment, attesting that they understand the Ethics Law's conflict of interest provisions and that that they are not in violation of them. To determine if you are a City "official," review § 2-21 of the Ethics Law, and/or consult the Ethics Board 

To learn more about the Ethics Law's conflict of interest provisions and to download the conflicts affidavit form, click here.

Ethics Training

Most City "officials" are required to take an Ethics Training provided by the Ethics Board within 6 months of appointment. To determine if you are required to take a training course, review § 3-20 of the Ethics Law, which indicates the City officials required to complete an Ethics Training. You may also consult your appointing authority and/or the Ethics Board. 

Click here to learn more about the course and to enroll in an upcoming session