Ethics Commission

Overview

The Calvert County Commissioners recognize that our system of representative government is dependent in part on the people maintaining the highest trust in county officials and employees. The people have a right to be assured that the impartiality and independent judgment of county officials and employees will be maintained and that this confidence and trust is eroded when the conduct of the county’s business is subject to improper influence or even the appearance of improper influence.

The Calvert County Ethics Commission:

  • Was created by the Calvert County Board of Commissioners
  • Administers the Calvert County Public Ethics Law
  • Provides ethics training and advice to county employees
  • Reviews annual Financial Disclosure Statements
  • Reviews lobbying Financial Disclosure Statements and Activity Reports
  • Conducts inquiries into alleged violations of the Calvert County Ethics Law

Ethics is about actions. It is about what we do. Remember, ethics is not about rhetoric. It is not about what we say, or what we intend. It is not just written code or a framed credo. If you have any doubt about your actions, please contact the County Ethics Commission and ask for advice first.

Concern/Inquiry

Have a concern, complaint, or inquiry? Submit via our online concern/inquiry form.

Financial Disclosure Statement

Financial Disclosure Statements are required for the previous year.

Financial Disclosure Form - 1A (PDF) - (for Elected Officials)
Financial Disclosure Form - 1B (PDF) - (for Employees and Appointed Officials) 

Ethics Ordinance

 Ethics Ordinance 20-12 (PDF) - Please be patient, this is a large document and may take a few minutes to download this pdf.
Amendment 45-14 (PDF)
Amendment 42-17 (PDF)
Amendment 39-22 (PDF)

Forms

New Ethics Guide Booklet (PDF)
Ethics Summary Form (PDF)
Lobbyist Registration Form - 3 (PDF)
Lobbying Activity Report Form - 4 (PDF)
Recusal Advisory Opinion and Form (PDF)

The Calvert County Ethics Commission Rules of Procedure (PDF) adopted January 14, 2009, and revised June 24, 2021.

Open Meetings

The Calvert County Ethics Commission complies with the Open Meetings Act - agendas and minutes for our monthly meetings available at in the Agenda and Minutes section.

Meetings are held the third Tuesday, monthly, at 4:30 p.m. via Zoom unless specified below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89687288736
Dial-in number: 301-715-8592 
Meeting ID: 896 8728 8736

2024 Schedule 

January 25, 2024
February 20, 2024
March 19, 2024
April 16, 2024
May 21, 2024
June 18, 2024
July 16, 2024
August 20, 2024
September 17, 2024
October 14, 2024
November 19, 2024
December 17, 2024

Annual Report

 Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Report 

Should you need to contact the Ethics Commission, please feel free to call 410-414-8079 or Email the Ethics Commission.