Ethics Commission

Overview

The Calvert County Commissioners recognize that our system of representative government is dependent in part on the people maintaining the highest trust in county officials and employees. The people have a right to be assured that the impartiality and independent judgment of county officials and employees will be maintained and that this confidence and trust is eroded when the conduct of the county's business is subject to improper influence or even the appearance of improper influence.

The Calvert County Ethics Commission:

  • Was created by the Calvert County Board of Commissioners
  • Administers the Calvert County Public Ethics Law
  • Provides ethics training and advice to county employees
  • Reviews annual Financial Disclosure Statements
  • Reviews lobbying Financial Disclosure Statements and Activity Reports
  • Conducts inquiries into alleged violations of the Calvert County Ethics Law

Ethics is about actions. It is about what we do. Remember, ethics is not about rhetoric. It is not about what we say, or what we intend. It is not just written code or a framed credo. If you have any doubt about your actions, please contact the County Ethics Commission and ask for advice first.

Concern/Inquiry

Have a concern, complaint, or simple inquiry? Try our **new** online concern/Inquiry submittal form.

Financial Disclosure Statement

Financial Disclosure Statements are required for the previous year.

****** Check out our NEW Interactive form****** New Interactive FDS form (PDF) - for reporting year 2018

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Financial Disclosure Form - 1A (PDF) - (for Elected Officials)

Financial Disclosure Form - 1B (PDF) - (for Employees and Appointed Officials) 

View the entire Ethics Ordinance (PDF). Please be patient, this is a large document and may take a few minutes to download this pdf.

Amendment 45-14 (PDF)

Amendment 42-17 (PDF)

Forms

New Ethics Guide Booklet (PDF)

Ethics Summary Form (PDF)

Lobbyist Registration Form - 3 (PDF)

Lobbying Activity Report Form - 4 (PDF)

Recusal Advisory Opinion and Form (PDF)

The Calvert County Ethics Commission Rules of Procedure (PDF) adopted January 14, 2009, amended August 2014, and April 2016.

Open Meetings

 Public invited

  • Meeting are held the third Tuesday, monthly
  • 4:30 pm
  • Harriet E. Brown Community Center
    Room 103
    901 Dares Beach Road
    Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Annual Report

The Calvert County Ethics Commission publishes an annual report (PDF) in compliance with Ordinance 40-16.

Open Meeting Statement

The Calvert County Ethics Commission complies with the Open Meetings Act - agendas and minutes for our monthly meetings available at  in the Agenda and Minutes section..

NOTE: An "Open Meeting" may enter into a "Closed Meeting" which is closed to the public pursuant to Section 10-508 of the State Government article of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

Should you need to contact the Ethics Commission, please feel free to call 410-414-8079 or Email the Ethics Commission.

Archive

Minute archives are now in the agenda center starting 2017, prior minutes are below.

2016 - Open Meeting minutes (PDF)

2015 - Open Meeting minutes (PDF)