Board of Ethics

Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
2  Woodward Avenue - Suite 1240
Detroit, MI 48226

General Number: (313) 224-4950
General Fax: (313) 224-3434
TTY: 711 or (800) 649-3777

The Board of Ethics is currently managed by Group Executive Portia Roberson.

Please direct and information and / or complaints to Portia Roberson at (313) 224-9507.


The Board of Ethics role is to investigate and resolve complaints regarding alleged violations of the Ethics Ordinance by public servants, and to issue advisory opinions regarding the meaning and application of provisions of the Charter, City Ordinances, other laws, or regulations establishing standards of conduct for public servants.

Advisory opinions are rendered upon written request by a public servant. Advisory opinions are published by the Board annually in a report to the Mayor and City Council. The Board is charged with monitoring and recommending improvements in the disclosure requirements, and in the standards of conduct under the Ethics Ordinance, in order "to promote an ethical environment within City government, and to ensure the ethical behavior of public servants."

All meetings of the Board are open to the public unless an individual involved in the matter to be addressed requests in writing that the meeting be closed or unless otherwise provided by Ordinance or by statue.