STANDARDS OF CONDUCT FORM
(Consistent with BOCC Policy 01.30.00.00, as pertaining
to BOCC appointments, this form is required for all
current members of and citizens seeking appointment,
reappointment, or confirmation of nomination to any
board, council, committee, or authority, including all
county staff, agency/governing body representatives,
and citizens appointed by individual commissioners)
RECOGNIZING THAT PERSONS HOLDING A POSITION OF PUBLIC TRUST
ARE UNDER CONSTANT OBSERVATION, AND RECOGNIZING THAT
MAINTAINING THE INTEGRITY AND DIGNITY OF THE PUBLIC OFFICE IS
ESSENTIAL FOR MAINTAINING HIGH LEVELS OF PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN
OUR INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT AND IN THE IMPARTIALITY OF ALL
AUTHORITIES, BOARDS, COMMITTEES, AND COUNCILS, EVERY CURRENT
REAPPOINTMENT, OR CONFIRMATION OF NOMINATION TO ANY BOARD,
COUNCIL, COMMITTEE, OR AUTHORITY, INCLUDING ALL COUNTY STAFF,
APPOINTED BY INDIVIDUAL COMMISSIONERS, PLEDGE TO ADHERE TO
THE FOLLOWING STANDARDS OF CONDUCT.
THE FLORIDA CODE OF ETHICS SHALL DETERMINE ANY QUESTION
RELATING TO VIOLATIONS OF CHAPTER 112, PART III, FLORIDA STATUTES.
1. Regularly attend all scheduled meetings of the respective authority, board,
committee, or council, as well as special or called meetings relevant to the
Prepare for each meeting.
Create a positive environment in meetings of the respective authority,
board, committee, or council.
Maintain an attitude of courtesy and consideration toward other Members,
citizens and staff during all discussions and deliberations.
Allow other Members, citizens, and staff sufficient opportunity to present
their views, within the prescribed rules or bylaws of the respective
authority, board, committee, or council.
Avoid the use of abusive, threatening or intimidating language or gestures
directed at other Members, citizens or