City Council Passes Ethics Commission Recommendations, Mayor Signs Ordinance
The Wilmington Ethics Commission, which was reconstituted in 2017 by Mayor Mike Purzycki and Wilmington City Council, recommended to the Mayor and Council a series of legislative changes to modernize the Commission and improve the City’s approach to ethics. The recommendations and accompanying legislation were sent to the Mayor and City Council on August 24, 2018.
Ordinance 18-043: An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 2 of the City Code to Update the Ethics Provisions was passed by City Council on October 4, 2018, and approved by Mayor Purzycki on October 8, 2018.
Orders and Opinions
The Wilmington Ethics Commission meetings are on the following dates at 4:00 p.m. in the Atrium Conference Room located adjacent to the Department of Finance on the 5th Floor. Meeting dates and location are subject to change. Meetings are open to the public.
|May 12||Meeting Cancelled|
|April 11||Agenda||Public Reprimand|
|April 16||Meeting Cancelled
|June 11||Meeting Cancelled
|July 9||Meeting Cancelled
|August 20||Meeting Cancelled
About the Commission
The Ethics Commission administers and implements the City Employees’ and Elected and Appointed Officials Code of Conduct. The commission consists of seven members appointed by the mayor with the concurrence by resolution of a majority of all members of council. Not more than four members shall be registered with the same political party.
Chair: William D, Johnson, Esquire
Partner, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
Vice Chair: Frank Hawkins
Denison H. Hatch, Jr., Esquire
Katherine M. Klocko
President, KMKlocko & Associates
Director of Customer Service, CSC
Executive Board Member, AFL-CIO
Charles Toliver, Esquire
Retired Superior Court Judge; Partner, Morris James LLP
William B. Larson, Jr.
Attorney at Manning Gross + Massenburg LLP