Boards and Commissions Membership

Ethics Board
Charter (Article XII, Section 3)
All members shall serve terms of four years, and be eligible for reappointment for additional terms except that the initial Board shall have two members with terms of two years, two members with terms of three years, and two members plus the Chairperson with terms of four years. Thereafter, any vacancy for an expired term shall be filled by the authority who made the appointment of the member whose term has expired. Any vacancy shall be filled for an unexpired term by the same authority who made the original selection and appointment of the member vacating his or her position. Provided, however, that of the two positions, which were filled by appointment by the municipal judiciary, the position for which the term expired on July 31, 1980, shall be filled by appointment by the Council for a term expiring July 31, 1984, and upon expiration of that term, the Council shall appoint a member to serve a regular four-year term. The position for which the term expires on July 31, 1981, shall be filled by appointment by the Mayor upon the expiration of the term or the occurrence of a vacancy.
No violation of the Code of Ethics shall be found by the Board of Ethics and Campaign Practices except upon the concurrence of a majority of the Board.
(Am. Ord 35-1975; Am. Ord. 77-1978;Am. Ord. 91-1980; Am. Ord. 24-1981)
(a) No official of the city shall knowingly:
1. Disclose or use confidential information concerning the property, government or affairs of the governmental body by which that official is employed or of which the official is a member without proper authorization in order to advance the private financial or other private interests of said official or others;
2. Vote or otherwise participate in the negotiation or the making of any contract with any business or entity in which the official has a private financial interest;
3. Represent private interests in any action or proceeding before the Governmental Body by which the official is employed or of which the official is a member or any appeal of a decision of such body;
4. Accept any valuable gift, whether in the form of service, loan, thing or promise, from any person, firm or corporation which to the official's knowledge is interested directly or indirectly in any manner whatsoever, in business dealings with the Governmental Body by which the official is employed or of which the official is a member, including donors who are unidentified; provided, however, that this Subsection shall not be read as prohibiting an incumbent candidate for elective office from receiving duly disclosed campaign contributions in accordance with the provisions of Article XIII of this Charter.
(b) No member of the City Council shall, during the term for which he or she was elected, be appointed to or selected for any paid office or employment with the city, nor shall he or she within one year thereafter be appointed to any paid city office or employment which the city created, or the emoluments of which first were established or were increased during such term; nor shall any member of the City Council during the term for which he or she was elected nor within one year thereafter, be interested directly in any contract with the city, which was authorized by any law passed during such term.
(Am. Ord 35-1975; Am. Ord. 29-1976; Am. Ord. 91-1980; Am. Ord. 23-1988; Am. Ord. 33-1989)
Current Membership
Board Elected PresidentMr. Andrew G. Schultz
Mayoral AppointeeMr. Gerges H Scott
Mayoral AppointeeMr. Gary J. Van Luchene
Mayoral AppointeeMr. John Kwait
City Council AppointeeMr. Rex D. Throckmorton
City Council AppointeeMr. Eric Garcia
City Council AppointeeMr. James Breen
Contact: Miriam Diemer, (505) 505-786-4545