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Ethics in Education Conference

May 1-2, 2015

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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.

File a Complaint

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

County Employees
Candidates, Lobbyist & Elected Officials
Residents & Groups

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.

Next meeting:  Wednesday, March 11, 2015  10 a.m.
                      19 W. Flagler St.  Suite 820
                      Miami, FL  33130

                   Draft Agenda

Campaign Skills Seminar

Learn how to run a clean campaign!  Important information for anyone seeking local office this year and in 2016!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 6 p.m.
McDonald Center, 17051 NE 19 Ave.
North Miami Beach, FL  33162


Ethics in Education: A to Z

A two-day conference for teachers, students, parents, educational administrators and concerned citizens covering major ethical issues at all levels of American education, presented jointly by the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust, the University of Miami and Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

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.

Upcoming classes

  • Thursday, March 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CLOSED - class full
  • Friday, April 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Friday, May 15, 9 a.m. to 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 four hour course required with registration

Lobbyist refresher course:

  • Friday, March 13, 10 a.m. - noon CLOSED - class full
  • Friday, March 27, 10 a.m. - noon
  • Friday, April 17, 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.

2015 Advisory Board Registration Form and Schedule

Advisory board training will be held on the third Wednesday of each month during 2015.  Classes will alternate between morning and midday every other month.  See and download the 2015 registration form for the schedule.

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

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Executive Director

Joseph M. Centorino
Joseph Centorino


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