Wilmington Ethics Commission

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New Proposed Ethics Disclosure Forms

The Ethics Commission has been working to revise the Ethics Disclosure Forms that certain City officials must complete as a result of new ethics legislation passed on September 2018. The draft form with example answer is available at the link below is being posted for public inspection and comment. The Commission will meet on January 8, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. in the 5th Floor Atrium Conference Room in the Louis L. Redding City/County Building to further discuss the form and vote on its adoption.

Access the Elected and Appointed Officials Financial Disclosure Report form here.

Recommendations to the Mayor and City Council

The Wilmington Ethics Commission, which was reconstituted in 2017 by Mayor Mike Purzycki and Wilmington City Council, has now 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.  The recommended legislation was passed by City Council and signed by the Mayor in September 2018.

Access the recommendations and accompanying ordinance here.


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.

2019 Schedule

January 8 Agenda
February 12
March 12
April 16
May 21
June 11
July 9
August 20
September 10
October 8
November 12
December 10

2018 Schedule

Meeting Date
Agenda (PDF)
January 2 Agenda Minutes
February 13 Agenda
March 6 Agenda Minutes
March 19 Special Meeting Agenda Minutes
April 3 Agenda Minutes
May 1 Agenda Minutes
June 5 Agenda Minutes
July 10 Agenda Minutes
August 14 Agenda Minutes
September 11 Agenda Minutes 
October 16 Agenda Minutes
November 13 Agenda Minutes
December 12 Agenda  
December 19  Agenda  

2017 Meeting Documents

Meeting Date
November 17
December 5

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.

Read the Rules of the Wilmington Ethics Commission.

Read the City Employees' and Elected and Appointed Officials' Code of Conduct.

City Code: Sec. 2-343. - Wilmington Ethics Commission—Establishment, membership, offices.


Chair: William D, Johnson, Esquire
Partner, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Vice Chair: Frank Hawkins
AIDS Delaware

Denison H. Hatch, Jr., Esquire
Retired Attorney

Katherine M. Klocko
President, KMKlocko & Associates

Faith Meisinger-Petit
Director of Customer Service, CSC

Melvin Phillips
Executive Board Member, AFL-CIO

Charles Toliver, Esquire
Retired Superior Court Judge; Partner, Morris James LLP


William B. Larson, Jr.
City of Wilmington Senior Assistant City Solicitor