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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.

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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.

Next meeting:  Wednesday, December 10, 2014  10 a.m.
                      19 W. Flagler St.  Suite 820
                      Miami, FL  33130

                   November meeting summary

In case you missed the Poliltical Campaign Ethics Conference, you can now watch it on DVD -- and earn 8 Florida Bar CLE Credits! Learn more.

Teacher honored during Ethical Governance Day

Presentation at DASH academy

Humanities and World History teacher Zudannie Nunez-Hernandez was presented with the first Ethical Governance Day Teacher Award during an assembly at Design and Architecture Senior High.
From left, Miami-Dade Schools Associate Superintendent Iraida Mendez-Cartaya, District 2 Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, Ethics Commission Executive Director Joseph Centorino and DASH Principal Dr. Stacey Mancuso. 
Read Miami Herald story.

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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.

Upcoming classes

  • Friday, November 21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


  • NEW! 
    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. This satisfies the lobbyist refresher course requirement imposed by both Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami.  Proof of completion of four hour course required with registration.

    Lobbyist refresher course:
  • Thursday, November 20, 2014 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.

2014 Advisory Board Registration Form and Schedule

See and download the 2014 Registration form and schedule for Advisory Board member ethics training.

If you cannot view PDF Get Acrobat! files, you can download Acrobat Reader  for free from Adobe Systems, Inc. In order to use PDF files, you must have Acrobat installed on your computer.

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Executive Director

Joseph M. Centorino
Joseph Centorino


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