making local government more ethical


The state ethics commission for the state of Alabama was created by the Code of Alabama drafted in 1975, providing the definition for ethical behavior as it applies to state employees and it establishes the Alabama Ethics Commission to arbitrate ethical matters. Information on the state of Alabama's Ethics Commission can be found on their website.

Contact Information:
State of Alabama Ethics Commission
100 North Union
Street, Suite 104
Montgomery, AL 36104
Telephone: (334) 242-2997
Fax: (334) 242-0248

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 4840
Montgomery, AL 36103

COGEL Members:
James Sumner Director, Alabama Ethics Commission
Montgomery, AL 36104
Telephone: (334) 242-2997

Mel Cooper
Prattville, AL 36066

Largest City:
The city of Birmingham Ethics Board has responsibility for arbitrating ethical issues and providing training as stipulated by the Ethics Board Ordinance.

Contact Information:
Nancy Weiss, City Clerk,
Telephone: 248-644-1800 x280

Largest County:
Jefferson County
While Jefferson County does not have an ethics commission separate from the city and state which it encompasses, more information can be obtained about Jefferson County on the county's official website.

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