A committee convened by School of Government faculty member Fleming Bell drafted a model code of ethics. A PDF version and hard copy version are available for purchase from the links below.

Resources

A Model Code of Ethics for North Carolina Local Elected Officials with Guidelines and Appendixes (Hard Copy Format)
A. Fleming Bell, II
Friday, April 30, 2010
Book

In 2009, the North Carolina General Assembly passed a law requiring all North Carolina cities, counties, local boards of education, unified governments, sanitary districts, and consolidated city-counties to adopt a resolution or policy containing a code of ethics to guide actions by the governing board members in the performance of their official duties as members of that governing board. Each governing board must adopt its resolution or policy by January 1, 2011.

This guidebook, the second title in the Local Government Board Builders Series, is intended to help local elected boards and their staffs develop codes of ethics that meet the requirements of this statute. It includes a Model Code with optional provisions, as well as commentary and discussion questions that boards are encouraged to use in developing and interpreting their own codes. The book is designed to be clear and unambiguous, simple, and easy to read and use.

A PDF version of this publication is available for purchase at this link.

See the Local Government Board Builders Series webpage for other books in the series and related School of Government publications.



Topics - Local and State Government