The Dutchess County Board of Ethics is the body charged with the review and enforcement of the Code of Ethics. It is the purpose of the Code of Ethics to establish standards of ethical conduct for officers, employees, and certain appointed officials of the County of Dutchess, to afford them clear guidance as to these standards, and to ensure that county government is free from improper influence so as to assure public confidence and trust.
No more than three shall be of the same enrolled party affiliation. Of the five members appointed by the County Executive, one shall serve for a term of one year, two shall serve for a term of two years, and two shall serve for a term of three years. Thereafter, all shall serve for a term of three years.
Members whose terms expire may be reappointed for additional three-year terms subject to confirmation by the County Legislature. The Board of Ethics shall appoint a Chairman from among its members for a term of one year.
Code of Ethics Complaints can be submitted to Legal Counsel, Chris Cullen: firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-486-2110
Discrimination and Harassment Complaints can be submitted to Human Rights/EEO Officer, Jody Miller: email@example.com or 845-486-2169