The Naples Ethics Commission is an independent commission authorized by the Naples Charter to oversee governmental ethics in the city. It consists of five appointed Commissioners who serve 4 year terms. Office of Ethics and Governmental Integrity (“Ethics Office”) led by an Executive Director who is appointed by the Commission.
The Ethics Commission has a number of authorities and responsibilities determined by the Charter, including:
- Developing and drafting Ethics Code amendments
- Advising City Council regarding ethical matters and relevant ordinances
- Adopting its own bylaws and procedures
- Providing training for all persons covered by the Ethics Code
- Receiving and investigating potential ethics violations
- Registering and regulating the activities of lobbyists
The Ethics Office discharges the duties and responsibilities required by the Charter and City ethics code. The Executive Director is experienced in ethical matters related to city government and should be the first point of contact for anyone with questions about the Ethics Code, Ethics Commission or the Ethics Office.
The Commission’s General Counsel provides the Commission with legal advice regarding the ethics ordinance, policies and procedures and Florida law.
On the following pages you can find out more about the Commissioners, the Executive Director and the General Counsel to the Commission as well information on the Commission’s history, bylaws, policies and procedures.