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Applicants Sought for the Board of Ethics


September 29, 2020



Doris Sorum, Staff Liaison,dsorum@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5361


Applicants Sought for the Board of Ethics


The Tacoma City Council is looking for applicants to fill a position on the Board of Ethics.

The Board of Ethics is comprised of five regular members, recommended by the Government Performance and Finance Committee, and appointed by the City Council. The membership term is three years and is composed of Tacoma residents. 

The role of the Board of Ethics is to receive, investigate, and make recommendations for disposition of complaints of violation of the Code of Ethics by the City Manager, the Director of Public Utilities, a member of the Public Utility Board (Utility Board), or a City-elected official. The Board may also render advisory opinions in response to a request by one of the aforementioned officials, and render and publish formal opinions on any matter within the scope of the Board's authority, which it may deem appropriate. 

For additional information on the Board of Ethics, please visit their website or contact Doris Sorum, City Clerk, at dsorum@cityoftacoma.org or (253) 591-5361.

Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by Tuesday, October 13, 2020. To apply, please visit cityoftacoma.org/cbcapplication. For questions about the application process, to request the application in an alternate format, or to submit additional documents or please contact Michelle Emery, City Clerk’s Office, at servetacoma@cityoftacoma.org or (253) 591-5505.