Education & Events
Prev MonthPrev Month Next MonthNext Month
Ethical Considerations for Local Government and Staff - 2021
Thursday, January 21, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST
Category: Other Organizational Training

Ethical Considerations for Local Government and Staff - 2021

Thursday, January 21, 2021
11 AM - 12 PM
Cost: $35
Credits: CLE, CML for city elected officials (see below)


Registration closes Wednesday, January 20 at 5 PM. This webinar will be recorded, and all preregistered attendees will receive a link to view the recording. Read about scholarship opportunities.

Webinar Overview

Integrity in the public administration is an important condition for the effective functioning of a local government, for ensuring public trust in the government, and for creating conditions for sustainable social and economic development. Ethics training builds integrity in state institutions and ensures good quality public governance. An ethical culture shared by municipal leadership has a lasting impact on the community.

Educational Objectives

This webinar will review statutory conflict-of interest laws, discuss recent “Ask MRSC” questions, and provide a framework for reviewing and updating agency’s ethics codes. Attendees will understand the statutory basis for conflicts of interest and will be better able to understand their options for local rules and procedures.

Who Should Attend?

Local government staff, elected officials, and those appointed to serve on local government boards and commission


  • Heidi Greenwood, City Attorney, Port Townsend. Heidi is the City Attorney for the City of Port Townsend.  Prior to moving to Port Townsend, she spent eleven years in the City of Port Angeles City Attorney’s office which was her first stop after spending several years in exile on the east coast. She is a graduate of Cornell Law School.
  • Steve Gross, Legal Consultant, MRSC. Steve is the former City Attorney for Auburn. He has advised on ethics and conflict of interest issues with the U.S. Army several Washington cities, and Pierce County. He is the former Interim Director for the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission.


Refund policy: Refunds of the webinar fee will be provided minus a $5.00 administrative fee if registration is canceled by 12 PM on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. If you are registered for the webinar and unable to attend, you will still be able to view the recorded webinar afterwards. However, if you cancel your registration, you will not receive a link to the recording.

Contact: MRSC