Wicomico County Ethics Commission

The Wicomico County Ethics Commission is responsible for administering the County's Ethics Law.

As provided in Chapter 37 of the Wicomico County Code, the Ethics Commission shall:

1. Devise, receive and maintain all forms required by the Ethics Law.
2. Develop procedures and policies for advisory opinion requests and provide advisory opinions to persons subject to the
Ethics Law regarding the applicability of the provisions of the Ethics Law to them.
3. Develop procedures and policies for the processing of complaints to make appropriate determinations regarding complaints filed by any person alleging violations of the Ethics Law.
4. Conduct a public information program regarding the purposes and application of the Ethics Law.

Purpose and Application of Ethics Law


The purpose of the Ethics Law is to promote the public's trust and confidence in local government and to assure the honesty and impartiality of County employees, as well as elected officials, in the execution of their duties. 

Meetings


The Wicomico County Ethics Commission meets as needed.

November 13, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in Room 303 of the Government Office Building
Closed Work Session- To Discuss Complaint

August 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in Room 300 of the Government Office Building
Open Work Session- Possible Legislative Changes
Closed Work Session- To Discuss Requests For Advisory Opinions
  
August 27, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 301 of the Government Office Building- Agenda
Open Work Session- Review and Discuss Ethics Commission Rules of Procedure
Closed Work Session- To Discuss Requests For Advisory Opinions

September 10, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 301 of the Government Office Building- Agenda
Open Work Session- Approval of Ethics Commission Rules of Procedure 
Closed Work Session- Complaint No. 2015-01 & Complaint No. 2015-02

September 22, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in Room 301 of the Government Office Building- Agenda
Open Work Session- Administrative Matters
Closed Work Session- Complaint No. 2015-01 & Complaint No. 2015-02

September 23, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., 124 East Main Street, Salisbury, Maryland 21801- Agenda
Open Work Session- Administrative Matters
Closed Work Session- Complaint No. 2015-01 & Complaint No. 2015-02

September 24, 2015 at 2:00 p.m., in Room 301 of the Government Office Building- Agenda
Closed Work Session- Complaint No. 2015-01 & Complaint No. 2015-02

September 29, 2015 at 10:30 p.m., in Room 301 of the Government Office Building- Agenda
Closed Work Session- Complaint No. 2015-01

October 8, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., in Room 301 of the Government Office BuildingAgenda
Closed Work Session- Complaint No. 2015-01.

October 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., in Room 301 of the Government Office Building- Agenda
Open Work Session - Ethics Commission Rules of Procedure 








Commission Members


Jeffrey E. Badger Term Expires - September 3, 2016
Robin Holloway Term Expires - September 3, 2018
Julius D. Zant, M.D. Term Expires - November 17, 2018
Clifton Beach-Alternate Term Expires - September 3, 2016

Ethical Questions


The Department of Law provides staff support and legal counsel to the Ethics Commission.  Please direct inquires about the Ethics Commission to the Department of Law at 410-742-3176.