In this video JoAnne Speers, Executive Director of the Institute for Local Government, discusses the role of agency counsel in advising public officials on ethics issues and how to promote a culture of ethics in your agency.
First 5 commissions can face interesting challenges relating to public trust in their decision-making processes. State law encourages knowledgeable individuals to participate in First 5 decision-making.
This can result in situations in which individuals either may be (or may be perceived to be) on both sides of the decision-making process:
Influencing funding decisions, and
Being a part of organizations that benefit from those very same decisions.