Santa Fe County Ethics Board Seeks New Members

by Staff Reporter / Jan 11, 2016 / comments

Santa Fe County Ethics Board Seeks New Members

Santa Fe County is currently seeking two members of the general public who are interested in serving on the County Ethics Board. The Santa Fe County Ethics Board consists of five members who are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners (BCC). Members shall not be affiliated with County government in any capacity, including, but not limited to, employment (including employment for which the salary is in any way funded by or through the County), appointment, election, or serving as a volunteer. Members of the County Ethics Board may not hold elected public office or office with any political party within the County. The primary duty of the Ethics Board is to enforce the County Code of Conduct.

If after a hearing before the Ethics Board it finds an elected or appointed official or County volunteer to have violated any provision of the Code of Conduct, the Board may impose any of the following penalties after the entry of written findings of fact and conclusions of law: a civil fine not to exceed $300; or a written finding of censure; or a referral to the District Attorney or appropriate governmental office for commencement of criminal or other proceedings.

  •  Each member shall serve a two year term, subject to reappointment thereafter.
  • The Ethics Board meets at the call of the Ethics Board Chair which is not more frequently than monthly and not necessarily every month.

Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and resume to:

Santa Fe County Manager’s Office
Attn: Lisa Katonak

102 Grant Ave., Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-0276

lroybal@santafecountynm.gov  or 505-995-2761

Application Deadline is Thursday, January 21, 2016