Ethics Committee

The Village Ethics Committee's responsibilities
are described in the Village Code. Section 2-101(b) of the Village Code provides that:

"There shall be a Village Ethics Committee which shall be composed of three (3) members appointed by the Village Council. Members of the Ethics Committee shall be qualified to vote in Village elections and shall not be members of the Village Council or the Elections Committee. The Ethics Committee members shall serve staggered terms of two (2) years. To initially establish the required staggering, or to maintain staggering after a vacancy, the Village Council in its discretion may appoint one or more members to serve one (1) year and/or one or more members to serve two (2) years. The Ethics Committee shall have the following responsibilities: 

(1) To provide advisory opinions to persons subject to the provisions of Chapter 4 of this Code as to its applicability; and
(2) To make determinations as authorized by Chapter 4 of this Code."

To read in full Chapter 4 of the Village Code, which pertains to Ethics, please click here: Village Code

You may contact the Ethics Committee at

In addition to the Ethics Committee’s primary email account, the Committee maintains a
confidential email account to provide the confidentiality protections mandated by the Village
Ethics Code:

The Fiscal Year 2024 Village Ethics Committee consists of the following Village residents:

  • Lorie Mitchell (Cummings Ln)
  • Michael Roden (Bradley Ln)
  • Alex Ghesquiere (Bradley Ln)
  • Andrew Kauders (Turner Ln) (Council Liaison)

The Ethics Committee developed a Conflict-of-Interest Questionnaire that became part of a Council-adopted policy regarding taking oaths of office and disclosure of conflicts of interest. See the policy and the questionnaire below.

Annual Report

FY2023 Ethics Year-end Report
FY2022 Ethics Year-end Report
FY2024 Ethics Committee Meetings

01/11/24   Agenda      
10/18/23   Agenda   Packet   Minutes  
FY2023 Ethics Committee Meetings

04/10/23   Agenda     Minutes  
02/06/23   Agenda   Packet   Minutes  
12/05/22   Agenda   Packet   Minutes  
09/19/22   Agenda     Minutes  
FY2022 Ethics Committee Meetings

06/06/22   Agenda     Minutes  
04/26/22   Agenda   Packet   Minutes  
03/10/22   Agenda   Packet   Minutes  
01/25/22   Agenda   Packet   Minutes  
12/14/21   Agenda     Minutes  
11/01/21   Agenda     Minutes  
FY2021 Ethics Committee Meetings

05/17/21   Agenda     Minutes  
12/01/20   Agenda   Packet   Minutes  
11/09/20   Agenda   Packet   Minutes  
10/14/20   Agenda   Packet   Minutes  
08/27/20   Agenda     Minutes  
FY2020 Ethics Committee Meetings

FY2019 Ethics Committee Meetings

FY2018 Ethics Committee Meetings

03/25/18   Agenda      
11/12/17   Agenda      
10/22/17       Minutes  
09/24/17       Minutes  
FY2017 Ethics Committee Meetings

01/13/16       Minutes  

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