Ethics Commission

Boards and Commissions Coordinator's  Contact Info

About the web page updates or additional postings please contact the Boards and Commissions Coordinator at or  410-263-7997.
Fax documents: 410-216-9284
Mail: 160 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, MD 21401 
attention: Boards and Commissions Coordinator. 

    The City Ethics Commission is composed of five City resident members who are nominated by the Mayor and confirmed by a majority vote of the City Council within thirty days of a nomination. Each member of the Commission shall serve for a term of one to five years from the date of confirmation so member terms are overlapping. No member of the commission shall be an elected or appointed official of the City, or any individual who is otherwise subject to the provisions of this section of the code. Upon occurrence of a vacancy on the Commission for any reason, the Mayor shall nominate an individual to fill that position for a term of up to five years. A Commission member may serve until re-appointed or a successor is appointed. Nothing herein shall preclude the nomination and confirmation of a member to serve successive terms.
  • CITY CODE: 2.08.030
    To enforce financial disclosure requirements, to conduct information programs and disseminate ethical requirements, to investigate conflict of interest violations, to issue advisory opinions and to maintain certain reports and statements.
    At the Call of the Chair.
    Office of the City Attorney, 410-263-7954


James E. Dolezal, Chair 6/11/2007 9/26/2016 9/26/201​9
Kevin A. Chase, Vice Chair 4/27/2015   6/30/2018
Rex S. Caldwell, III, Esq. 3/31/2000 7/23/2012 7/23/2015
David Bliden 7/23/2012 9/26/2016 9/26/201​9