#1997: CITY ETHICS
CITY ETHICS is a non-profit organization that was formed in 2000. It's purpose is to provide a centralized location for information and resources for all forms of municipal ethics programs. City Ethics was started by attorney and former federal prosecutor, Carla Miller and her husband, Don McClintock, who has a long career in the technology sector.
The idea for city ethics was "hatched" at the national conference of COGEL, The Council on Governmental Ethics Laws in 2000.
It was felt that there was a real need to provide assistance to cities that are trying to address ethical issues. Many of these cities could not afford to initially be members of COGEL, but needed the assistance of other cities to get their programs up and running. Although many cities that participate in City Ethics are members of COGEL, that is not a requirement. We wanted to create a free flow of information that would be the catalyst for the creation and improvement of municipal ethic programs. Please help us by signing in as a member and by contributing your ideas in our FORUMS.
"It is only with great teamwork that we will be able to combat corruption and establish ethical Governments in our cities."