Wanna Be An Ethics Commissioner? Apply Here

News release from Mayor Joe Ganim:

The City of Bridgeport is now actively soliciting applications of civic-minded Bridgeport residents to fill two vacancies on the City of Bridgeport Ethics Commission. Applications can be found online by following this link: bridgeportct.gov/ethics.

The Ethics Commission is searching for individuals who are looking to fulfill their civic duty for the Bridgeport community and are interested in reviewing ethics complaints as well as performing an advisory role in regard to ethical conduct. To be considered, applicants must be a resident of Bridgeport and cannot currently hold or have held a public office or a role in an organization with the primary purpose of influencing legislation.

“We are looking to add people to our Ethics Commission that are really dedicated to serving the Bridgeport community,” Mayor Joe Ganim said. “This is a great way to get involved and play a role in city government.”

Successful applicants must be nominated by Mayor Ganim and confirmed by the City Council before becoming a part of the seven-member commission. Once a member of the Ethics Commission, applicants will attend monthly meetings to investigate ethics complaints, review nominees of volunteer boards and commissions, and prepare code of ethics training materials. There is also the possibility of separate “Special Meetings” that may arise from time to time as necessary.

Ethics Commission meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month in Wheeler Room B at the Margaret E. Morton Government Center at 6:00 pm.

Applications should be submitted to Angel DePara Jr. at boardsandcommissions@bridgeportct.gov.



  1. Joe Ganim, are you serious? What is it about Ethics representation that has you focused on this Board or Commission? Is there an issue which they have been unable to address because terms have expired, people have decided not to attend scheduled meetings, or has the Ethics “matter” of the Commission itself, so toothless as to seem unimportant to members?
    What about other Boards and Commissions? Have all of the members registered with the Town Clerk as to their current residence address that will indicate a City location and address for voter registration as required by the Charter? I have written on OIB and in personal letter to your office regarding a seeming conflict of the Civil Service Commission President in this regard, but no response from you.

    Have you looked at the Port Authority Commission, with two citizen positions to be filled for more than two years. Why does that group, with millions moving here and there, but no fiscal report as of a meeting within the past year, not get special attention? If Dan Roach and Angel DePara have responsibilities delegated by you to one or more Boards and Commissions, why don’t they provide a report to the citizens of the City today. It is not rocket science. And there are people willing to serve….with respect for the rules and the law…..when the positions seem to be respected by the incumbent administration!!! Has that been the case for years? Show us the evidence, kindly? Time will tell.

  2. *** How about Cecil Young & Bob Keeley or maybe Charlie Coviello for some canidates to start, for the Bpt. Ethics Committee? Maybe Maria Periera, Joel Gonzalez or Andy Fardy? That would make for some committee to get the ball rolling, no? ***WHAT SAY YOU?***


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