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.


  • 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:




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