making local government more ethical


Ethics Contact Person:
David Freel, Executive Director, Ohio Ethics Commission (COGEL Member)

Ohio Ethics Commission
8 East Long Street, 10th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Main Office Number: (614) 466-7090
Direct Line to David Freel: (614) 466-7063

Synopsis of State Ethics Program:

Ohio's ethics laws are available online. The Ohio Ethics Commission offers ethics training: several forms available in .pdf format, including Model Ethics Policies for both state and local agencies. The Ethics Commission's contact information is also available online.

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Helpful Contact Information:
Cuyahoga Board of County Commissioners
Office of Human Resources
1219 Ontario Street, Room 417
Cleveland, OH 44113

Main Office Number: (216) 443-7190

Synopsis of County Ethics Program:

The Board of County Commissioners has a code of ethics, found in their policies and procedures manual. The Director of the Office of Human Resources is responsible for managing ethical issues.

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