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 Training for Elected Officials Course
The four-hour State required and two-hour Miami-Dade County required Ethics Training for Elected Officials Course, will be presented being presented via the Virtual ZOOM platform on May 29, 2020, from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. The course will be offered by the Miami-Dade County League of Cities and the Miami Dade Commission on Ethics & Public Trust. The meeting details are as follows:
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Meeting ID: 873 4606 0147
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. These training sessions are regularly attended by more than 50 persons and are held in the County’s Board of County Commission Chambers or in the County’s Main Library Auditorium.
As a health precaution, and to protect our trainees and staff, the Ethics Commission will be cancelling its scheduled Ethics Training for County lobbyists and vendors currently scheduled for two following dates at the end of March 2020.
March 26th, 2020, Stephen P. Clark Building, 111 NW First Street Miami, Florida 33128
March 31st, 2020, Stephen P. Clark Building, 111 NW First Street Miami, Florida 33128
Persons already registered for these courses should contact Ms. Rodzandra Sanchez at the Ethics Commission for rescheduling information or you can go directly to the website and change your date of training.
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. Most trainings take place in the Miami-Dade Commission Chambers, 111 NW First St. Miami, FL 33128.
- Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - canceled
- Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 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 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.
Lobbyist refresher course
- Thursday, March 26, 2020 - canceled
- Thursday, April 30, 2020, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- Thursday, May 28, 2020, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
"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.
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