Ethics are a core element of ICMA’s mission to advance the profession of local government management. Since the development of our Code of Ethics in 1924, ICMA has built an extensive collection of advice on ethics issues, case studies, and model local government documents. In 2018, ICMA partnered with Sacramento State University to track the current status of ethics standards/policies, staffing, and training in local governments. This survey was distributed to ICMA member chief administrative officers to answer on behalf of their municipalities, counties, councils of governments, and special districts. 838 members completed the survey, yielding a response rate of 27%. This snapshot provides an overview of the Ethics Survey results. 

To access the full Ethics in Local Government Survey summary report, click here.

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