Ethical Practices Board

Ethical Practices Board website


Promotes high ethical standards and conduct, and fosters a healthy ethical culture throughout Minneapolis city government; Investigates allegations of improper conduct of a department head, an elected official, or officials appointed by the Mayor or City Council to boards, commissions and similar agencies and has the power to recommend discipline for violations of the Ethics Code; Recommends changes to the provisions or administration of the Ethics Code and gives opinions on interpretation of the Code; Prepares and submits an annual report to the Mayor and City Council detailing the ethics activities of the Board and the City during the prior year. The City’s Ethics Officer will serve as staff to the Board.

Meeting Schedule

Regular meeting schedule for the Ethical Practices Board is monthly at 3:00 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of the month in Room 321 City Hall.


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Three members appointed by an appointing committee consisting of the Chief Judge of Hennepin County District Court, the Dean of the University of Minnesota Law School, and the Dean of the University of St. Thomas School of Law

Appointment Process

The board uses the City's open appointment process

Term of Appointment

3 years



Residency Requirement


Last updated Oct 24, 2011