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.
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.
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.
- The Board usually meets once a month in the months of March, May, September and November.
- All meetings are held in the Gerace Office Building, 3 North Erie St. in Mayville.
Agendas and Minutes:
- March 16, 2022 Agenda and Minutes.
- May 18, 2022 Agenda and Minutes.
- Sept. 21, 2022 Agenda and Minutes.
- Nov. 16, 2022 Agenda and Minutes.
- May 10, 2023 Agenda and Minutes.
- July 12, 2023 Agenda and Minutes.
- August 16, 2023 Agenda and Minutes.
- Sept. 13, 2023 Agenda.
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:
- John Hamels
- Diane Hannum
- John Marengo
- Darlene Nygren
- Stephanie Stevens