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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

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  Sections 800 - 809 of NYS General Municipal Law

 

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

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