Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner today announced appointments to an Ethics Task Force consisting of citizens with an interest or experience in ethics rules and regulations either in the private sector or in government. The task force will review the Frederick County Ethics Ordinance and other related documents and make recommendations on amending the ordinance to the county executive and County Council within 120 days or sooner.
County Executive Gardner said, “I pledged during my campaign to re-establish citizen trust in county government to restore an open and transparent public process. Our citizens expect high standards by those who are elected to public office and I am confident that the changes recommended by the task force will be in the best interest of the public good. I am very pleased that 38 residents applied to volunteer on our Ethics Task Force to help us revise the Ethics Ordinance for Frederick County. Creation of this independent task force and review of the ordinance is one of my top priorities.”