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. Monday, Sept. 16, according to a UG news release.
Interested parties may send their written application to:
Thomas L. Wiss, Legislative Auditor
Unified Government of Wyandotte County-Kansas City, Kan.
710 N. 7th Street, 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 appointment 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.
Members of the Ethics Commission are unpaid. Members must be Wyandotte County residents
and be of good moral standing and reputation. The Ethics Commission members serve a
The purpose of the Ethics Commission, according to the news release, is 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. The Ethics Commission currently meets monthly.
All applicants are required to include a brief written statement as to why they desire to
serve on the Ethics Commission and a brief written resume accompanied by a listing of public
service work. The contents of all applications will be held in strict confidence by the Ad Hoc
Panel, according to the news release.