Collaboration among elected bodies and between individual members
takes effort. Finding common ground and cultivating respectful
relationships early on can make for a more civil and effective
A guiding document, or code of conduct, can help facilitate such
collaboration and serve as a framework for decorum between
individual members and the elected body as a whole.
A number of local agencies have adopted values-based ethics and
conduct codes. A sampling appears below. Does your agency have a
code of ethics? Please contact us, and we will add it to our
Below please find sample Codes of Conduct and Civility Policies
from cities across the state. This is not an exhaustive list, if
you have a policy or code you would like to share, please contact
Melissa Kuehne at firstname.lastname@example.org.