making local government more ethical

Success Stories

 New York Times Article: "At Ethics Camp, Not-So-Tall Tales From the Dark Side"
 Christian Science Monitor Article "Boot camp for city officials teaches 'a culture of ethics'"
 Providence RI-Letter from Providence City Council President
"I am sure you already know what a gem you have in Ms. Miller, but I wanted to share with you our experience, which went above and beyond all expectations."
 Article - Providence Journal, RI; "Creating ethics code takes time, expert says"
 ASPA Seminar-Clearwater FL
"It was great seeing you at the Florida ASPA conference. Thanks so very, very much for participating and enabling the conference to be the success that it was. It is the contributions that professionals like yourself make to advance ethics and professionalism in governance that make me proud to be a member of ASPA--and I hope you feel the same way.
Donald C. Menzel, Ph.D.
President, American Society for Public Administration
 Indiana University Law & State Government Fellowship Symposium
 Indiana University-Letter from Cynthia A Baker
"Dear Carla, Thank you very much for your presentation for the afternoon panel discussion at the 2005 Program on Law and State Government Fellowship Symposium. Your important and interesting remarks contributed to what was a successful day of learning and discussion about integrity in public service. I think that your experience as well as research really helped the participants of this event to better understand the problems associated with ethics in government. I especially enjoyed your personal experience in ethics prosecutions as well as the “ethics elephant”."
 Email-Charles Zech-IMLA Mid Year Seminar
"Great job!! I got lots of positive feedback from people. I look forward to continuing to work with you."
 IMLA Savannah National
 IMLA Mid Year Seminar-Washington DC
  City of Miami-Dade Ethics Officer Training-Acknowledgements
"The City of Jacksonville is fortunate to have you, a nationally renowned expert in local government ethics programs, as their Ethics Officer. Again, thank you for generously sharing your time and expertise with us."
  NWI Local Government Academy - Letter from Ed Charbonneau
"In Carla, you, and the citizens of Jacksonville have a person with a unique combination of a passion for, knowledge of, and credibitility when speaking on the subject of ethics in local government. Sincerely, Ed Charbonneau
[Then] Executive Director, NW Indiana Local Government Academy,
[Now] Indiana State Senator for District 5
  Email from Northwest Indiana Times Editor
"I was impressed and inspired by your presentation Friday.It will be our goal to push for and support development of ethics codes throughout the area - and statewide.
You may have heard that seven officials and two private citizens were indicted Friday on public corruption charges. The effort is ongoing but to rid this area of its reputation of corruption, a broad ethics initiative can only help. Thank you.
Bill Nangle, Executive Editor, The TIMES of Northwest Indiana
  Article-NWI Times Re-Local Government Academy
  IN Quality of Life Council Resolution-Purdue University Calumet
  IN Quality of Life Council Quarterly Meeting-Purdue University Calumet
 International Institute for Public Ethics-Workshop Agenda
  Article-Eve Award-Times Union
"The whole idea here is to raise aspirational goals, to aspire to be honest, to do right for the public. Ethics is more than 'avoid a conflict of interest and don't take gifts from lobbyists.'"
Richard Mullaney, General Counsel, City of Jacksonville
  Article-Volunteer Jacksonville Award-Times Union