Minneapolis Ethical Practices Board
The Minneapolis Ethical Practices Board was created by an ordinance adopting the Minneapolis Ethics Code in 2003. The Ethics Code was adopted to promote high ethical standards and conduct, and to foster a healthy ethical culture throughout Minneapolis city government. The board shall investigate allegations of improper conduct of a department head, an elected official, or officials appointed by the Mayor or City Council to boards, commissions and similar agencies and shall have the power to recommend discipline for violations of the Ethics Code. The Board may recommend changes to the provisions or administration of the Ethics Code and give opinions on interpretation of the Code. The Board shall prepare and submit an annual report to the Mayor and City Council detailing the ethics activities of the Board and the City regarding the prior year.
No member of the Ethical Practices Board may be a local official or City employee; the related person of a local official or City employee; a candidate for elected public office; a person who, for compensation, represents the private interests of others before the City Council or Mayor; or a paid campaign worker or political consultant of a current local official.
Applicants must be City residents. The residency requirement may be waived for an officer or director of an organization that pays property taxes to the City of Minneapolis.
Board Contact: Susan Trammell, Asst. City Attorney, 612-673-3230; firstname.lastname@example.org
There is currently one vacancy, Seat 2; for a term to begin 01/02/2014 and to expire on 01/02/2017. This position is appointed by the Appointing Committee comprised of:
The Honorable Peter Cahill, Chief Judge of Hennepin County District Court;
David Lippman, Dean of the University of Minnesota Law School;
Robert Vischer, Dean of the University of St. Thomas School of Law.
Applications are available by clicking on the above links, or by contacting the Office of the City Clerk at email@example.com or 612-673-3358.
Persons may apply on their own behalf, nominate others for consideration or inform the Office of the City Clerk of persons to whom they wish application materials be sent.
Applications must be submitted to the Office of the City Clerk.
- Email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail or deliver your application to:
City Clerk Appointments
Room 304, 350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis MN 55415-1382
- Fax your application to: 612-673-3812
Applications are forwarded from the City Clerk to the Appointing Committee for their consideration. Board members shall be either residents of the City of Minneapolis or an officer or director of a business or organization that pays property taxes to the City of Minneapolis. The Appointing Committee will forward the names of the finalist(s) to the Mayor and City Council for comment. The City Council will schedule a public hearing to solicit public input on the finalist(s). The Appointing Committee shall make the final decision on the appointments. Appointments will be received and filed through the Ways and Means Committee.
Meetings are usually held on the third Tuesday of odd numbered months in Room 321 City Hall at 3:00 p.m. Occasionally special meeting are scheduled to accommodate the hearing of complaints. There is no compensation for attending the meetings. The board meeting locations are accessible to persons with disabilities.
All members shall serve until their successors have been appointed and qualified. The Appointing Committee may remove a board member for cause at any time during the board member’s term of office.
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Last updated Nov. 14, 2013