Mayor's Advisory Commission on Ethics Reform
The purpose of the Commission is to: 1. Research and review local government best practices regarding the code of ethics for elected officials, campaign contribution restrictions, term limits for elected officials, addressing conflicts of interest, and investigative powers for the Board of Ethics. 2. Make recommendations in each of these topical areas, including recommendations for implementation. 3. Provide their findings and recommendations to the City Charter Review Commission for those items deemed to be best addressed in the City Charter. 4. Serve as an advisory body to the Mayor and make recommendations to the City Council regarding the establishment and implementation of ethics policies, programs,and enforcement.
The Mayor's Advisory Commission on Ethics Reform shall consist of seven members appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council. The composition of the commission is established as follows: two members from the Independence Board of Ethics, two former members of the Independence City Council, one member of the Independence Ministerial Alliance, and two community members-at-large. The members of the Commission shall be residents of or have their principal place of business in the City of Independence. This Commission shall sunset no later than six months from the date of the first Commission meeting. Staff liaison Kim Osborne can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current members (all appointed by Mayor Rowland):
- Larry Blick (Chair), At-large member, term expires March 30, 2024
- Allen Garner, At-large member, term expires March 30, 2024
- Christine Ann Hughes, Board of Ethics, term expires March 30, 2024
- Scott Roberson, Former Councilmember, term expires March 30, 2024
- Carol Salinas, Board of Ethics, term expires March 30, 2024
- Jim Schultz, Former Councilmember, term expires March 30, 2024
- Sarah Wimberly, Ministerial Alliance, term expires March 30, 2024