Friday, August 23, 2013

UG seeking candidates for Ethics Commission

From the Unified Government:
KANSAS CITY, KANSAS – Wyandotte County residents who have an interest in serving on the Ethics Commission for the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas  City, Kansas should submit a written application to the Office of the Legislative Auditor by  5:00 p.m. Monday, September 16, 2013. 

Interested parties should send their written application to: 

Thomas L. Wiss, Legislative Auditor Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas 710 N. 7th Street, Suite 140 Kansas City, Kansas 66101 

The Ethics Commission is composed of five members residing in Wyandotte County that  are appointed by the Ad Hoc Ethics Commission Appointment Panel comprised of R. Wayne  Lampson, Chief Judge of Wyandotte County District Court; Jerome Gorman, District Attorney  of Wyandotte County; and Thomas L. Wiss, Legislative Auditor of the Unified Government of  Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas.

Members of the Ethics Commission are unpaid and must be a Wyandotte County resident  and be of good moral standing and reputation. The Ethics Commission members serve one,  four-year term.

The purpose of the Ethics Commission shall be to recommend ways to improve the  Unified Government’s Ethics Code, to review and report on any and all violations of the Code of  Ethics, to render advisory opinions on questions of ethics, conflicts of interest, and the  applicability of the Code of Ethics. The Ethics Commission currently meets monthly.

All applicants are required to include a brief written statement as to why he/she desires to  serve on the Ethics Commission and a brief written resume accompanied by a listing of public  service work. The contents of all applications shall be held in strict confidence by the Ad Hoc  Panel.