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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:

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

The Board of Ethics meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the South Washington Office Complex, 2500 S. Washington, unless otherwise notified. Meetings for 2016 are as follows:

  • January 12, 2016
  • February 9, 2016
  • March 15, 2016
  • April 12, 2016
  • May 10, 2016
  • June 14, 2016
  • July 12, 2016
  • August 9, 2016
  • September 13, 2016
  • October 11, 2016
  • November 15, 2016
  • December 13, 2016

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

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

Chris Swope
City Clerk
9th floor of City Hall
124 W. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933.

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