Ethics Commission

Meetings
Meetings are held as needed at City Hall:
166 Lincolnway
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Members


Member


Contact Phone/Email Address


Term Expiration Date

James Old 219.464.6948 December 31, 2015
Jon Schmaltz 219.769.1313 N/A - Attorney
Analisa Warring, Chamber of Commerce 219.241.9279 (cell) December 31, 2016
Mike Porter, Porter Hospital (H)219.462.5157
(W)219-983-8528
December 31, 2016
Robert Walsh 219.465.8682 drrobertwalsh@hotmail.com December 31, 2015
Tim Sutherland, Largest Business 219-465-0659 December 31, 2016
Bill Oeding, City of Valparaiso
Ethics Officer
219.462.1161 N/A - City Administrator

Mission


The mission of the City of Valparaiso Ethics Commission is to uphold the highest standards of integrity in city government.

Vision


We envision Valparaiso as a community that is respected for fostering ethics in government.

Values


. Culture of honesty
. Worthy of public trust
. Service to others
. Shared commitment to integrity
. Respect for public service
. Fairness for all

Objectives


. Develop and enact an on-going ethics education program
. Act as a resource to provide advisory opinions and interpret rules and regulations
. Respond to complaints, investigate, and make recommendations
. Review periodically the Ethics Ordinance and policies



Responsibilities & Resources

Mayor Jon Costas works with members of the Ethics Commission to create a plan to promote ethics in the city and its administration. The City Council passed an ordinance defining the scope of ethics and its application throughout city government. The information below includes the ordinance as well as process descriptions: