Ethics Board

Roles and Responsibilities:


The Chautauqua County Ethics Board was established in 1990. The board helps ensure that County government is free from improper influence by:

  • prescribing and promulgating rules and regulations governing its internal organization and procedures consistent with the Code of Ethics;
  • reviewing with public officials the disclosure requirements of the code;
  • ensuring proper filing of Financial Disclosure Statements;
  • conducting investigations, hearings and other examinations relating to the Code;
  • recommending and imposing sanctions, penalties, or fines in accordance with the Code;
  •  recommending content for training and education of County officers and employees; and
  • preparing an annual report and recommending changes or improvements to the Code of Ethics.

Meetings:

  • 3 p.m.
  • Second Thursday of the month in May, June, September, and October.
  • All meetings are held in the Gerace Office Building, 3 North Erie St. in Mayville.

Agendas and Minutes:

Members:

The board is made up of five members that are appointed by the County Executive and subject to the approval of the County Legislature. Members serve a three-year term and current members include:                                    


 

  • Susan Crossett Dilks              
  • John Lloyd                             
  • Rose Sebouhian, Chair           
  • Mary Kay Szwejbka               
  • Benjamin Webb