Wyandotte County residents who have an interest in serving on the Ethics Commission for the Unified Government of Wyandotte County-Kansas City, Kan., should submit a written application to the office of the legislative auditor by 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, according to a UG announcement.
Interested parties should send their written application to: Thomas L. Wiss, Legislative Auditor, Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kan., 710 N. 7th St., Suite 140, Kansas City, Kan. 66101.
The Ethics Commission is made up of five members residing in Wyandotte County who are appointed by the Ad Hoc Ethics Commission Appointment Panel. On the panel are R. Wayne Lampson, chief judge of Wyandotte County District Court; Jerome Gorman, district attorney of Wyandotte County; and Thomas L. Wiss, legislative auditor of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County-Kansas City, Kan.
Members of the Ethics Commission are unpaid and must be a Wyandotte County resident and be of good moral standing and reputation. The Ethics Commission members serve one, four-year term. Alternate cycles every two-years allow for appointment of two new members in 2013.
The purpose of the Ethics Commission shall be to recommend ways to improve the Unified Government’s Ethics Code, to review and report on any and all violations of the Code of Ethics, to render advisory opinions on questions of ethics, conflicts of interest, and the applicability of the Code of Ethics, according to a UG news release. The Ethics Commission currently meets monthly.
All applicants are required to include a brief written statement as to why he or she desires to serve on the Ethics Commission and a brief written resume accompanied by a listing of public service work. The contents of all applications shall be held in strict confidence by the Ad Hoc Panel, according to the news release.