Ethics Board

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These are the members of the current Ethics Board.
Board Member Term Expires
Vacant December 2017
Vacant December 2017
Paul Graf December 2018
Vacant December 2019
Chris Johnson December 2019
Elizabeth M. Adkisson, Staff Liaison  


The Board of Ethic of the City of Monroe is established by City Council ordinance and codified as Chapter 2.52, Code of Ethics in the Monroe Municipal Code (MMC).

The purpose of the Code of Ethics is stated in MMC 2.52.010:

The city of Monroe hereby adopts the code of ethics for municipal officers codified at Chapter 42.23 RCW, inclusive of any future amendments thereof. It is the city’s specific intent that the ethical standards set forth at Chapter 42.23 RCW shall govern the conduct of municipal officers within the city of Monroe. Except as expressly provided in this chapter, the city disclaims any intent to impose substantive standards of conduct that are more stringent than or otherwise different from those set forth in Chapter 42.23 RCW with respect to the subject matter of said chapter. (Ord. 019/2013 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 003/2010 § 1 (Exh. A))

The Code provides for a Board of Ethics - Public Officials; The purpose of this board is to issue advisory opinions on the provisions of this code of ethics and to investigate and report to the city council on any alleged violations of the code of ethics, all as set forth below. (MMC 2.52.040) The board of ethics may also render written opinions concerning the applicability of the code of ethics to hypothetical circumstances or situations upon the request of the mayor or any council member. Requests for opinions from the public must be approved by either the mayor or a jamority vote of council. (MMC 2.52.050)

More Information

For more information, please contact the City Clerk at (360) 863-4538.