Board of Ethics

First National Building
660 Woodward Avenue - Suite 1537
Detroit, MI 48226

General Number: (313) 224-2376
General Fax: (313) 224-2371
TTY: 711 or (800) 649-3777


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.

Deborah J. Gaskin, Executive Director
Hon. Harold Hood, Vice Chairperson
Prof. Jocelyn Michelle Benson, Member
Dr. Marsha Foster Boyd, Member
Beth Greenberg Morrow, Esq., Member
Alicia J. Skillman, Esq., Member