Ethics Commission


  • When needed


  • Michael Wheatley
    Term Expires: September 1, 2026
  • Kisha Petticolas - (Alternate)
    Term Expires: September 1, 2023
  • Dr. Theresa Stafford
    Term Expires: September 1, 2023
  • Katie Day
    Term Expires: September 1, 2025

Ethics Ordinance

A new Ethics Ordinance was adopted by the City of Cambridge Mayor and Council in October 2011.
Ordinance #1017 (PDF)

Additional Information

The Cambridge Ethics Commission was established to address issues raised under the Cambridge Ethics Code that was changed significantly in 2011. There are 3 members and 1 alternative member of the Commission who are appointed by City Council. The Ethics Commission hears and decides complaints filed by individuals against an elected or appointed city official or a member of city staff that asserts a violation of the city ethics code. The Commission also provides Advisory Opinions that can be public or private depending on the request made by an individual.


The Commission meets as needed in closed session due to the nature of the work it does and the decisions it is called upon to make. It also holds periodic public sessions to provide training to city officials and staff and to inform the public about its work and how the public can seek implementation of the different aspects of the Cambridge Ethics Code.

Commission Advisory Opinions

These forms and all Ethics Commission Forms are also available at:
City Administration Building
Office of the City Clerk
410 Academy Street
Cambridge, MD