In March 2016, the County Commission strengthened ethics laws and policies originally created in 1999 that apply to County employees and elected officials. The current Ethics in Government Policy serves as a valuable tool to encourage responsible behavioral choices through the application of general principles.
Lobbyist Disclosure Statements
Transparency is equally important as it relates to those individuals seeking to influence public decision-making. As such, the board has mandated by ordinance, the registration of lobbyists to provide citizens with a tool to keep them informed about the various individuals communicating with our public officials.
Lobbyists disclosure statements from past years are available at the County Commission Clerk's office on the sixth floor of the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. You may call the office at (702) 455-4431 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Education & Awareness
Ethics Training Participants List
In an effort to remain in accordance with appropriate government workplace culture, Clark County conducts regularly scheduled ethics workshops. Newly-elected Commissioners, newly-elected Planning Commissioners, some County management staff and appointed members of various commissions and committees are required to attend the seminars. Additionally, our elected officials in the County Recorder, County Clerk, Assessor, Treasurer, Constables, Public Administrator, District Attorney and Sheriff offices also attend these classes.
Together with the Nevada Ethics Commission, Clark County offers training workshops which provide the framework for Nevada's Ethics in Government Laws. The curriculum covers pertinent topics with particular emphasis on how to maintain compliance, while serving the public. Subject matter areas include, but are not limited to, disclosure and abstention, financial disclosures, contracting with government entities, influencing subordinates and using ones' public office to further a private interest.
Additionally, the ethics training sessions explain the penalties available to the County Commissioners, District Attorney, County Manager, or the Nevada Commission on Ethics (NCOE), as well as the kinds of due process available to those accused or suspected of wrongdoing. These penalties range from small fines and reprimands to termination, NCOE negative judgments and publicity, large fines, or misdemeanor/felony criminal charges.