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Public Officials Ethics & Responsibilities

Updated: 04-30-2019

Training 1:Public Officials Ethics & Responsibilities

The first training required of all advisory body volunteers is Public Officials Ethics & Responsibilities. This training provides you a foundation for the ethical expectations that are expected of you when you volunteer to advise the city.

Further Reading

For the full, 53 page State of Oregon Guide to Public Officials Ethics and Responsibilities, please visit:

City Code on Ethics:

Specific Questions?

Please send your questions to the staff liaison who serves your committee.

If you are an advisory body Staff Liaison who has collected specific questions from volunteers for the City Attorney's Office about being a Public Official, please contact and cc to arrange for an executive session at an advisory body meeting. Please include an attached list of specific questions from volunteers.