Board of Ethics

The Board of Ethics is an independent Charter created entity established by the 1997 City Charter.  The Ethics Ordinance was enacted by the City Council in 2000 and established disclosure requirements and standards of conduct applicable to all City of Detroit Public Servants.  The Board is charged with the responsibility for the implementation and administration of the Ordinance, which includes receiving complaint alleging violations of the Ordinance and issuing Advisory Opinions. 

The Board of Ethics role is to investigate and resolve complaints regarding alleged violations of the Ethics Ordinance by public servants and to issue advisory opinions regarding the meaning and application of provisions of the Charter, City Ordinances, other laws, or regulations establishing standards of conduct for public servants.

Advisory opinions are rendered upon written request by a public servant. Advisory opinions are published by the Board annually in a report to the Mayor and City Council. The Board is charged with monitoring and recommending improvements in the disclosure requirements, and in the standards of conduct under the Ethics Ordinance, in order "to promote an ethical environment within City government, and to ensure the ethical behavior of public servants."

The next General Meeting is scheduled for October 15, 2019, at 2:00 PM. The meeting will be held at the Board of Ethics Office is relocated at the Butzel Family Center, 7737 Kercheval, Suite #213, Detroit, MI 48214.  

For questions regarding the Board of Ethics contact our office at 313-224-9521 or [email protected] 

2019 General Meeting Schedule:

  • January 15th
  • February 19th
  • March 19th
  • April 16th
  • May 21th
  • June 18th
  • July 16th
  • August 20th
  • September 17th
  • October 15th
  • November 19th
  • December 17th
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