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Ethics Commission Meeting

The Commission on Ethics and Public Trust meets monthly at 10 a.m., with advance notice. Meetings are open to the public and agendas are available one week prior.

Ethics Training

The Education & Outreach program coordinates annual conferences and town hall meetings and conducts ethics training workshops for County and municipal government employees, elected officials and candidates, lobbyists, advisory board members, and others.

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Citzens can register their grievance anonymously online or by calling the Commisson on Ethics & Public Trust 24-hour hotline: 786-314-9560.

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We need YOU to be a volunteer speaker on Thursday, October 20, 2016.  That's when hundreds of community leaders and civic activitists will share their knowledge and insight with the next generation of voters.  Our goal is to get a speaker in every 12th grade government/economics class in Miami-Dade County High Schools.  You can volunteer for an hour or for the entire school day and we will make every effort to place you in a school or region that's convenient to you.  This non-partisan project -- endorsed by the Miami-Dade School Board and the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners -- is designed to reach out to teenagers about the importance of civic participation as an avenue to promoting more ethical government.  The Ethics Commission will provide suggested talking points and encourages participants to share their own experience. 

Sign up now!
Invitation to participate from Executive Director Joseph Centorino 
Miami-Dade School Board resolution

Ethics Commission honors middle school teacher

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Commission on Ethics & Public Trust

The Ethics Commission was created in 1996 as a result of a citizens' vote to amend the Home Rule charter. It is an independent agency with advisory and quasi-judicial powers. It is composed of five members, each serving staggered terms of four years at a time.  Learn more about the agency, its mission and its jurisdiction.

The next meeting will be Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at 10 a.m.                
                      19 W. Flagler St.  Suite 820
                      Miami, FL  33130

October meeting summary

Ethics Commission supports two questions that will appear on the November ballot.  Read about them.
So does the Miami Herald editorial board



Miami-Dade Lobbyist Training

Miami-Dade Lobbyist Training: anyone who registers as a County lobbyist after March 16, 2012, must undergo training provided by the Ethics Commission.  You must register in advance using this form.


  • Thursday, November 10, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Friday, December 16, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Lobbyists who have completed the initial Ethics Course... and have continuously registered as a lobbyist thereafter shall be required to complete a refresher Ethics Course every two years to meet requirements of Miami-Dade County and EVERY year to meet requirements for the City of MiamiProof of completion of most recent lobbyist ethics training course (original or refresher) required with registration

Lobbyist refresher course:

  • Friday, October 28, 10 a.m. - Noon
  • Friday, November 18, 10 a.m. - Noon
  • Tuesday, December 20, 10 a.m. - Noon

    All trainings will take place in the
    Ethics Commission Conference room
    19 W. Flagler St. # 820
    Miami, FL  33130 

"I'm a Lawyer, Not a Lobbyist." You Might be Both  Dade County Bar Association Bulletin, March 2014

          Call 305-579-2594 for more information.


2016 Advisory Board Registration Form and Schedule

Advisory board training will be held on the third Wednesday of each month (except for January, when it will be on 1/27).  Classes will alternate between morning and midday every other month.  See and download the 2016 registration form for the schedule and SUBMIT the registration form before attending the class.

Special arrangements can be made for classes with a minimum of ten participants.  Call 305-579-2594 for more information.

Should you serve on an advisory board?  Read this first.

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Executive Director

Joseph M. Centorino
Joseph Centorino


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