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About Cityethics

Additional detail about the website, the group, the activities etc.

Brief Bio:

Carla Miller is the founder and president of City Ethics, an organization devoted to the establishment of local government ethics programs across the world. Carla is a former federal prosecutor in the Middle District of Florida where she handled political corruption cases, including the prosecution of the President Pro Tem of the Florida Senate. She has worked for over 20 years to build a strong ethics program in her home city, Jacksonville, Florida. She was Chair of the local Ethics Commission, helped to draft the City’s first ethics code, served as its first Ethics Officer (as a volunteer), fought for (and won) independence for the Ethics Commission; drafted a successful referendum to establish an Inspector General system; and handled thousands of calls on an ethics hotline. She has been the City’s Ethics Director since 2007. [Read then Mayor Peyton's speech appointing Carla as Ethics Officer on August 28th 2007]

From 2013-2015, Carla was a Network Fellow at the Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University where she developed ethics training programs for municipalities and participated in various research projects.

Executive Director,

Mr McClintock has created the website as the basis for City Ethics Inc. - a non-profit established with the goal of making it easier to establish effective ethics programs in Cities and Counties Internationally.


While you may not see much change yet, we have a whole lot more tricks up our sleeves now !
We have a Core that is running the latest Drupal code (Version 7) which will allow us to make many cool changes in the future without too much effort.

Meanwhile, if you have any difficulties with logging in or accessing resources on the site, please let me know and I will get it sorted.  Please use the "Contact Us" page to let us know what you issue is.


Carla Miller was interviewed by Gregg Fields for a labcast recently. Here's the description from the Ethics Lab website:

Can independent and local government ethics commissions reduce political corruption? Journalist Gregg Fields interviews Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Network Fellow Carla Miller about putting the heart back into government ethics training, and how a shift towards local government ethics initiatives may create an avenue for citizens to have an impact

T3 is a 3-pronged approach to the enhancement of transparency programs and the encouragement of truthful communication in Government ethics programs.

We have created a page for each US State to briefly list the Ethics resources available for that state.
Please select the state that interests you from the menu on the right side of this page.

Also see this alphabetic listing of populations by US State