Board of Ethics
The Board of Ethics was established in 1969 with the purpose of adopting ethical standards for all town officials and employees. Pursuant to the Charter of the Town of Hamden, the Board is also charged with the responsibility of receiving and investigating complaints, holding hearings regarding potential violations of the code of ethics. The Board serves as an advisory capacity to the Mayor and other town officials by rendering advisory opinions as to whether a violation of the Town Charter has occurred.
The Board strives to convey to all town employees the importance of pursuing the highest degree of integrity and honesty. Public office is a public trust. The trust of the public is essential for government to function effectively. Public policy developed by governmental officials and employees affects every citizen of the municipality, and it must be based on honest and fair deliberations and decisions.
- 7 p.m.
- 2nd Tuesday of each month
- Hamden Government Center
1st Floor Conference Room
2750 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
- MEETINGS MAY BE HELD VIRTUALLY ON ZOOM. CHECK AGENDA FOR INFORMATION.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
This board consists of five members and two alternates, with not more than three of the same political party. The three-year appointments are subject to approval by the Legislative Council.
|Philip G. Kent - Chair|
Ann M. Pari
Complaints & Advisory Opinions
The Complaint form is to be used by any person to submit a complaint to the Board of Ethics regarding a violation of the Town Charter or Hamden Code of Ethics. When completed, place in a sealed envelope marked ‘Confidential’ and hand deliver or mail to Hamden Town Clerk's office c/o the Board of Ethics, 2750 Dixwell Avenue Hamden, CT 06518. The filing of a complaint and the review of the complaint remains confidential unless the subject of the complaint requests otherwise, or there is a finding of probable cause.
Advisory Opinion Form
The Advisory Opinion form is used by a town employee or official to request an advisory opinion from the Board of Ethics. It is not to be used to file a complaint. When completed, place in a sealed envelope and hand deliver or mail to Hamden Town Clerk's office, c/o the Board of Ethics, 2750 Dixwell Avenue Hamden, CT 06518. The request for an Advisory Opinion is public, and once issued by the Board, Advisory Opinions shall be made available to the public except as prohibited by law.