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.
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, September 14, 2016, at 10 a.m.
19 W. Flagler St. Suite 820
Miami, FL 33130
August meeting summary
Ethics Commission Charter proposal will appear on the November ballot.
Read about it.
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.
- Friday, September 16, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- Thursday, October 13, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- 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 Miami. Proof of completion of most recent lobbyist ethics training course (original or refresher) required with registration.
Lobbyist refresher course:
- Friday, August 19, 10 a.m. - Noon
- Friday, September 23, 10 a.m. - Noon
- 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.