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Board of Ethics

The members of the Board of Ethics shall be appointed by the Mayor of the City, from a slate of candidates proposed by the City Council member who represents the district from which the Board member is to be selected, and approved by the City Council, provided that a City Council member may decline to provide a slate of candidates in which case the Mayor may appoint a member of the Board of Ethics in his or her discretion, with approval of City Council.

The board of ethics shall consist of seven voting members. The members of the board of ethics shall have resided in the City of Memphis for five-years and be selected from each of the seven city council districts of Memphis, with one member being selected from each district. Each member shall be a resident of the district he or she represents.

The chair of the board of ethics shall be a retired judicial officer, who during his or her tenure presided over a Tennessee chancery, circuit, criminal, general sessions, juvenile, or probate court, or served as a federal judicial officer in a court with jurisdiction over the city, and who retired or left office in good standing. Said judicial officer shall not be a voting member of the board and shall preside over all meeting of the board. In the event no judicial officer is appointed to the board, the Council may appoint by a majority vote of the Council a retired attorney in good standing with the Tennessee Bar Association or any other member deemed capable to serve as chair by the Board.

The Board of Ethics shall have jurisdiction of all ethics complaints lodged against all full-time and part-time elected or appointed officers and employees, whether compensated or not, including those of any separate board, commission, committee, authority, corporation, or other instrumentality appointed or created by the City. 

6 Year Term. 


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June Ethics Board Meeting

The June 2022 Ethics Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 8,2022,  3 PM to 5 PM. in Rooms B and C, at the Benjamin L Hooks  Public Library, […]