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Board of
Ethics

The Suffolk County Board of Ethics was established pursuant to Local Law No. 56-2011, which became effective in March 2012. The Board was fully formed in the summer of 2012 and has established its office in Riverhead.


Our Mission

The Mission of the Suffolk County Board of Ethics is to practice and promote ethical literacy and conduct in government through training, transparency, and trust. In order to accomplish the Mission, the Suffolk County Board of Ethics shall maintain confidentiality, adhere to its own Code of Ethics, engage in outreach and training of public officials and employees, and recommend new laws to advance the Mission of ethical compliance.

Board of Ethics Calendar

Suffolk County Board of Ethics Public Body Meeting

  • 2/2/2022 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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  • Categories: Board of Ethics

Notice is hereby given that the Suffolk County Board of Ethics will convene a public meeting in accordance with the provisions of the Governor's Executive Order 202.1 at 9:30 a.m.

Location:

Suffolk County Board of Ethics

300 County Center Drive

Office N 204

Riverhead, NY 11901

Pursuant to the Citizens Participation Act, all interested persons are invited to submit testimony, either orally or in writing, at the meeting.

The meeting will be also recorded and later transcribed in accordance with the requirements of the Governor’s Executive Order.

Prior to the meeting, please call the Board’s office at 631-854-0022 for information or assistance.

RSS

Click here for the Board’s Notice of 2021 Public Meetings


Click here for the Board’s
Amended Notice of Public Meeting


Click here for the Board's
Amended 2020 Notice of Public Meetings


Click here for the Board's
Amended 03-18 2020 Notice of Public Meetings


Click here for the Board’s
04/01/2020 Amended Notice of Public Meeting


Click here for the Board’s
04/15/2020 Amended Notice of Public Meeting


Click here for the Board’s
05/06/2020 Amended Notice of Public Meeting


Click here for the Board’s
05/20/2020 Amended Notice of Public Meeting


Click here for the Board’s
06/03/2020 Amended Notice of Public Meeting


Click here for the Board’s
06/17/2020 Amended Notice of Public Meeting


Click here for the Board’s
07/01/2020 Amended Notice of Public Meeting


Click here for the Board’s
07/15/2020 Amended Notice of Public Meeting


Click here for the Board’s
08/05/2020 Amended Notice of Public Meeting


Click here for the Board’s
08/19/2020 Amended Notice of Public Meeting


Click here for the Board’s
09/02/2020 Amended Notice of Public Meeting


Click here for the Board’s
09/16/2020 Amended Notice of Public Meeting


Click here for the Board’s
09/16/2020 Amended Notice of Public Meeting


Click here for the Board's
Amended 09-16 2020 Notice of Public Meetings


Click here for the Board’s
10/07/2020 Amended Notice of Public Meeting


Click here for the Board's
Amended 10-07 2020 Notice of Public Meetings


Click here for the Board’s
10/21/2020 Amended Notice of Public Meeting


Click here for the Board’s
11/04/2020 Amended Notice of Public Meeting


Click here for the Board’s
11/04/2020 Draft Agenda


Click here for the Board's
Amended 2020 Notice of Public Meetings


Click here for the Board’s
11/18/2020 Amended Notice of Public Meeting


Click here for the Board's
Amended 2020 Notice of Public Meetings


Click here for the Board’s
12/02/2020 Amended Notice of Public Meeting


Click here for the Board's
Amended 2020 Notice of Public Meetings


Click here for the Board’s Notice of 2021 Public Meetings


Click here for the Board’s 01/06/2021 Amended Notice of Public Meeting


Click here for the Board’s Notice of 2021 Public Meetings


Click here for the Board’s 01/20/2021 Amended Notice of Public Meeting


Click here for the Board’s Notice of 2021 Public Meetings


Click here for the Board’s 02/03/2021 Amended Notice of Public Meeting


Click here for the Board’s Notice of 2021 Public Meetings


Click here for the Board’s 02/17/2021 Amended Notice of Public Meeting


Click here for the Board’s Notice of 2021 Public Meetings


Click here for the Board’s 03/3/2021 Amended Notice of Public Meeting


Click here for the Board’s Notice of 2021 Public Meetings


Click here for the Board’s 03/17/2021 Amended Notice of Public Meeting


Click here for the Board’s Notice of 2021 Public Meetings


Click here for the Board’s 04/07/2021 Amended Notice of Public Meeting


Click here for the Board’s Notice of 2021 Public Meetings


Click here for the Board’s 04/21/2021 Amended Notice of Public Meeting


Click here for the Board’s
12/16/2020 Amended Notice of Public Meeting


Information

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF ETHICS

Eric A. Kopp, Chair (click here to view appointing Resolution)

David Bekofsky, Vice Chair (click here to view appointing Resolution)

Rev. Dr. Beresford Adams (click here to view appointing Resolution)

Anthony Parlatore, Esq. (click here to view appointing Resolution)


POWER AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE BOARD OF ETHICS

Article XXX of the Suffolk County Charter vests in the Board of Ethics the authority and responsibility to:

  1. Provide ethics training and education to Suffolk County’s public servants;
  2. Render advisory opinions to Suffolk County’s public servants on ethics and conflicts of interest issues;
  3. Make financial disclosure statement forms available to persons required to file pursuant to Chapter 77, Article 2 of the Suffolk County Code, and review such statements; and
  4. Conduct investigations and hearings to determine if ethics violations have occurred and to impose penalties as authorized by local law.

The Administrative laws governing the Board of Ethics are found at Article XXX of the Administrative Code of Suffolk County.

The Suffolk County Code of Ethics is found at Chapter 77, Part I, Article I of the Suffolk County Code

The Financial Disclosure Law is found at Chapter 77, Part I, Article II of the Suffolk County Code.


ETHICS AND ACCOUNTABILITY

Code of Ethics Booklet

Click here for the Code of Ethics Booklet in letter size format (8 ½ x 11)

Code of Ethics Plain Language Booklet

Click here for the Code of Ethics Plain Language Booklet in letter size format (8 ½ x 11)

Click here for the Code of Ethics Plain Language Booklet in foldable booklet format (5 ½ x 8 ½)

Printing Directions:

To print a foldable booklet, click on the link above to open the foldable booklet format. Then, click on the Printer Icon, or "Print file," at the bottom of the screen.  A window will open with printing options. You must choose to "print on both sides of paper" and "flip on short edge," select the Orientation: "Landscape," and then click "Print."

Note:  Booklets are available in hard copy upon request.

Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901