Issues & Advice
Answers to common ethics questions and how to tap ICMA's expertise for advice on ethical issues
ICMA promotes ethical conduct by providing confidential advice to members, offering insight on real world issues in Public Management's (P.M.) monthly column, Ethics Matter!, and providing guidance to local government officials.
By clicking on the topic of interest, you can access ethics advice along with real world examples published in P.M. Can't find your issue or need advice? Please contact Martha Perego, ICMA's ethics director at 202/962-3668 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Michelle Bailey-Hedgepeth, Ethics Advisor at 202/962-3513 or email email@example.com.
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