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Board of Ethics

In order to provide an orderly procedure for consideration and review of the issues, which may arise concerning questions of standards of conduct for public officers and employees, a Board of Ethics is created by the City Charter.

The Board deals with:

  • Statements of Financial Interests, which are required to be filed annually by each elected and appointed officer of the City;
  • Affidavits of Disclosure, which must be filed by City officials and employees under certain circumstances; and
  • Ethics Complaints, which are filed with the City Clerk's Office.

The Board of Ethics consists of eight members; four members are appointed by the City Council, one from each city ward, and four are appointed by the Mayor. The City Attorney assists and advises the Board and the City Clerk serves as Recording Secretary to the Board and provides such administrative services as may be necessary. Current members are:

  • Lori Adams Simon, Chair  (3rd Ward representative)
  • Doug Meeks, Vice Chair  (Mayoral appointee)
  • John Folkers(1st Ward representative)
  • Penny Gardner(Mayoral appointee)
  • Keith Kris, PhD (4th Ward representative)
  • Connie Doyle (Mayoral appointee)
  • Jack Midgley (2nd Ward representative)
  • vacant (Mayoral appointee)

The Board of Ethics meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. meetings will be held at the Lansing Police Department - North Precinct, 740 May Street, unless otherwise notified. Meetings for 2014 are as follows:

  • January 14, 2014
  • February 11, 2014
  • March 11, 2014
  • April 8, 2014
  • May 13, 2014
  • June 10, 2014
  • July 8, 2014
  • August 12, 2014
  • September 9, 2014
  • October 14, 2014
  • November 11, 2014
  • December 9, 2014

The Ethics Provision of the City Charter and the Ethics Ordinance are:

Article 5, Chapter 5 of the Lansing City Cherter
Ethics Ordinance is in Part 2, Title 10, Chapter 290 of the Lansing Codified Ordinances

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Chris Swope
City Clerk
Contact
9th floor of City Hall
124 W. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933.
517-483-4131
city.clerk@lansingmi.gov

HOURS
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.