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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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Commission on Ethics & Public Trust

Consistent with federal, state and local health advisories and restricted movement and group gathering orders in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust offices will be closed to the public through Friday, May 29, 2020.  Ethics Commission staff is assigned to a teleworking schedule and is available as if offices were open, with the exception of in-person contacts. Consistent with restrictions on group gatherings, Ethics Commission meetings are now being held in a virtual format via a Zoom platform.  Please check the Ethics Commission's website for information on video accessible training programs. Additionally, beginning with the Mayor’s “New Normal” directives regarding business openings, a limited number of staff will begin to work out of the Ethics Commission’s premises beginning Monday, May 18, 2020. 

Please read the COVID-19 Operations Notice

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.

 

Ethics Commission partners with Miami-Dade Public Schools

In support of 2020 Ethical Governance Day, the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics & Public Trust (COE) has produced a short video message from COE Executive Director, Jose Arrojo, that will be distributed to area high schools. The video delivers a message regarding the role of the COE in our community and stresses the importance of civic participation and engagement as a means of promoting better and more ethical government. Watch the video.

Miami-Dade Lobbyist Training

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the Government’s leading public health institute. It is a federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services.

On March 15, 2020, the CDC issued an interim guidance alert regarding large events and mass gatherings that can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States. In its guidance statement, it has recommended that for the next 8 weeks, organizers should cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more.

The Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust hosts monthly Ethics Training for County lobbyists and vendors as required by the County Ethics Code.

Please note that in response to health concerns related to the COVID-19 crisis, upcoming trainings will be offered online. Until further notice you must still register and pay for the course by using the current system and selecting a training date. Once this is completed, a link to the online course will be emailed to you within 48 hours.

Anyone who registers as a lobbyist for Miami-Dade County, Miami and certain other municipalities must undergo training provided by the Ethics Commission. You must create an account with the Ethics Commission, then sign up for a class and pay by credit card IN ADVANCE through this system

Upcoming

  • Tuesday, Dec. 22 - Please note that although a date to take the course is listed, the training course has been previously recorded and can be viewed at anytime virtually after a payment has been made.

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 the City of Miami. Date of completion of most recent lobbyist ethics training course (original or refresher) is required.  You must create an account with the Ethics Commission, then sign up for a class and pay IN ADVANCE on this system.

IMPORTANT: Please read this document that provides Lobbyist Training Instructions

Lobbyist Refresher Course

  • Tuesday, Dec. 22 - Please note that although a date to take the course is listed, the training course has been previously recorded and can be viewed at anytime virtually after a payment has been made.

"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.

Please note that in response to health concerns related to the COVID-19 crisis, upcoming trainings will be offered online. Until further notice you must still register and pay for the course by using the current system and selecting a training date. Once this is completed, a link to the online course will be emailed to you within 48 hours.

Advisory Board Member Registration and Schedule

Advisory board training will be held on the third Wednesday of each month. Classes will alternate between 8-9:30 a.m. and 12-1:30 p.m. every other month.   You must register before attending the class.  Online registration

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 Jose Arrojo

Jose Arroyo

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Director's Message

 
 
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