Ethics Commission


The Jacksonville Ethics Commission deliberates at its January 14, 2014 meeting in City Hall.

Purpose: To provide a local forum for consideration and investigation of ethical problems and issues.

The Ethics Commission conducts quarterly meetings open to the public. See the link to “Notices, Agendas & Minutes” for dates and times.

Annual Reports

Additional Ethics Commission Links



In 1992, the City Council passed an ordinance creating the Jacksonville Ethics Commission. With the State of Florida's Commission on Ethics and city ethics ordinances, a local Commission brings a valuable service to city officers and employees by providing a forum for consideration of ethics problems and questions.

In 2002, the Public Information Office produced an award-winning 29-minute video. View the video.

Internal Operating Procedures of the Commission Adopted August 25, 2010. Amended March 7, 2019 and October 10, 2022.


Current Officers and Staff

Ellen Schmitt, Chair
J.J. Dixon, Vice-Chair
Kirby Oberdorfer, Director of Office of Ethics, Compliance and Oversight
Cherry Shaw, Office of General Counsel, Advisor



(904) 255-5507