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Tompkins County Ethics Advisory Board

Created by Local Law No. 2 of 1997                                                                                                                                            

Five members with four-year terms.  The Chair is appointed by the Chair of the Legislature.

  •  4 County residents
  •  1 Legislator

Function: This Board shall meet at least once per year and within thirty days after receipt of written complaints of alleged unethical practices.  The Board shall also review annual financial disclosure forms and conflict of interest statements.  

Tompkins County's Meeting Portal

Includes Ethics Advisory Board Agendas, Minutes, and Schedules. The public may also Register to create a user account and sign up to receive agendas.

Tompkins County Code of Ethics

Advisory Opinion in Response to the May 4, 2022 Complaint of City of Ithaca Common Council Member Cynthia Brock - dated April 17, 2023

Ethics Investigation - Complaint filed by Cynthia Brock:

Information responses from:

Anonymous Information Received:

Correspondence From the Ethics Advisory Board:

Other Information:


As additional information is received in response to the Ethics Advisory Board's inquiry and made available for public review, it will be posted to this page.