Applications Encouraged for Upcoming Denver Board of Ethics Vacancy

Published on February 16, 2021

There will be a vacancy on the Denver Board of Ethics effective April 30, 2021. The Denver Board of Ethics, established by Denver ordinance and the City Charter, is an independent five-person board governed by the City Charter, the Denver Code of Ethics, and its own Rules of Procedure.

The mission of the Board of Ethics is to encourage and guide city officers, officials and employees to adhere to high levels of ethical conduct so that the public will have confidence that persons in positions of public responsibility are acting for the benefit of the public.

This particular seat is designated to be filled by a former judicial officer. Interested persons are invited to apply by sending a resume and a letter of interest no later than March 5, 2021 to Lori Weiser at lori.weiser@denvergov.org. This is an unpaid volunteer position. The Board of Ethics Nomination Committee will conduct interviews of selected candidates and will certify a list of at least three nominees to the Mayor, who will make the final appointment.

The Board of Ethics normally meets once per month for approximately two hours in the Wellington Webb Municipal Office Building at 201 West Colfax Avenue, Denver. Each Board member must be willing to dedicate him/herself and the necessary professional time to:

  • Reviewing written case materials before each meeting;
  • Giving official advisory opinions to city employees, elected officers and board and commission members about ethical issues that arise and are presented to the Board;
  • Reviewing, investigating and, if necessary, conducting hearings on complaints alleging violations of the Code of Ethics; and
  • Providing guidance to the executive director of the Board of Ethics on issues pertaining to the operation of the Board, the Code of Ethics and the promotion of ethics education and training to city employees and officials.

Learn more about the board on our Ethics Board page.