Kent County Ethics Commission
(Term 3 years - 5 members)
|R. Stewart Barroll, Chair 10/31/20||S. Lansing Williams, Member 10/31/18|
|John Carroll, Member 10/31/20||Maryann Ruehrmund, Member 01/31/19|
Linda Cooke, Member 10/31/20
|Shelley L. Heller, County Adminstrator, 09/29/15 (appointment date)|
|Andrew C. Meehan, Attorney|
This Commission was created under Code Home Rule Bill #2-83.
§ 29-3 Ethics Commission.
A. There is a Kent County Ethics Commission that consists of five members appointed by the County Commissioners.
B. The Commission shall:
(1) Devise, receive, and maintain all forms required by this chapter;
(2) Develop procedures and policies for advisory opinion requests and provide published advisory opinions to persons subject to this chapter regarding the applicability of the provisions of this chapter to them;
(3) Develop procedures and policies for the processing of complaints and to make appropriate determinations regarding complaints filed by any person alleging violations of this chapter; and
(4) Conduct a public information program regarding the purposes and application of this chapter.
C. The County Attorney or such other attorney as the County Commissioners may appoint shall advise the Commission.
D. The Commission shall certify to the State Ethics Commission on or before October 1 of each year that the County is in compliance with the requirements of the State Government Article, Title 15, Subtitle 8, Annotated Code of Maryland, for elected local officials.
E. The Commission shall determine if changes to this chapter are required to be in compliance with the requirements of the State Government Article, Title 15, Subtitle 8, Annotated Code of Maryland, and shall forward any recommended changes and amendments to the County Commissioners for enactment.
F. The Commission may adopt other policies and procedures to assist in the implementation of the Commission's programs established in this chapter.