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Ethics Board

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Chautauqua County Ethics Board was established in 1990. The board helps ensure that County government is free from improper influence by:

  • prescribing and promulgating rules and regulations governing its internal organization and procedures consistent with the Code of Ethics;
  • reviewing with public officials the disclosure requirements of the code;
  • ensuring proper filing of Financial Disclosure Statements;
  • conducting investigations, hearings and other examinations relating to the Code;
  • recommending and imposing sanctions, penalties, or fines in accordance with the Code;
  • recommending content for training and education of County officers and employees; and
  • preparing an annual report and recommending changes or improvements to the Code of Ethics.

View the Code of Ethics                             

View the Statement of Financial Disclosure Form

New York State General Municipal Law Article 18 Sections 800 - 809: Conflicts of Interest of Municipal Officers and Employees, also provides disclosure requirements that County officers and employees must follow.

View  Article 18 Sections 800 - 809: Conflicts of Interest

 

Reporting a Violation:

It is the policy of the Chautauqua County Ethics Board to review all complaints concerning a violation of the Chautauqua County Code of Ethics. If you believe a Chautauqua County officer or employee has violated the Code, please complete and submit the form below.

View the Chautauqua County Code of Ethics Violation Reporting Form

 

Meetings:

  • The Board usually meets once a month in the months of May, June, September and October.
  • All meetings are held in the Gerace Office Building, 3 North Erie St. in Mayville.

 

Agendas and Minutes:

 

View the Ethics Board's recent agendas and minutes 

 

Members:

The board is made up of five members that are appointed by the County Executive and subject to the approval of the County Legislature. Members serve a three-year term and current members include:

  • Susan Crossett Dilks
  • John Lloyd
  • David Rowe
  • Rose Sebouhian, Chair
  • Mary Kay Szwejbka