Board of Ethics and Government Accountability

Advisory Opinion - Ethics Applicability to ANC Commissioners

Friday, September 22, 2017

Advisory opinion provides that Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners are subject to the Code of Conduct. As such, ANCs are subject to the Conflict of Interest and Financial Certification rules in the Ethics Act, the ethics provisions in Chapter 18 of Title 6B of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (District Personnel Manual), and the Correspondence Act. ANCs who do not otherwise hold an office in District government are not subject to the Council Code of Official Conduct, Section 416 of the Procurement Practices Reform Act, The Local Hatch Act, and the Donations Act.