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Ed Charbonneau joins Indiana State Ethics Commission

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on Thursday, November 24, 2005 2:07 AM CST

Charbonneau named to state ethics panel

Times Staff Report

A Northwest Indiana good government guru has been named to the State Ethics Commission.

Gov. Mitch Daniels announced Ed Charbonneau's appointment on Thursday.
The Valparaiso resident has served as executive director of the
Northwest Indiana Local Government Academy at Indiana University
Northwest since 2002. He has led the march to clean up municipal
government and says his appointment illustrates how much progress the
region has made.

"I think Northwest Indiana has done a truly tremendous job dealing with a topic that is uncomfortable," Charbonneau said.

"We all get tainted by the few that get involved in public service for private gain."

Charbonneau's appointment runs through September 2009. Daniels also named South Bend
resident Clare Nuechterlein chair of the ethics commission.

The commission conducts investigations of ethics violations by state
employees, provides classroom and online ethics training and renders
formal and informal ethics opinions for state employees.