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Ethics Commission

The Ethics Program was created in 1997 as part of the unification of county and city government, and it serves all the citizens of the Unified Government by helping to ensure good government. The Ethics Program consists of four main components:

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  1. A Code of Ethics for all elected officials, officials, and employees of the Unified Government;
  2. A five-member Ethics Commission;
  3. An Office of the Ethics Administrator; and
  4. An ethics training regimen and an investigatory process that promotes both compliance with the Code and a redress for complaints and violations.

Additional Information


The Ethics Commission is responsible for implementing the Code of Ethics, advising the Unified Government on ethics policy, and ensuring compliance with Code provisions through regular review of governmental activities. The Ethics Commission meets once a month in open session. All elected officials, officials, and employees of the Unified Government are required to attend a basic ethics education training session within ninety days of their affiliation, and to further attend a continuing ethics education training session every three years thereafter.

For information or clarification on prohibited and permitted political activities, please click here: "Clarification Memorandum"

Mission Statement

The Unified Government Ethics Program promotes public trust through a politically independent, unaffiliated, and non-partisan Ethics Commission and Ethics Administrator. The Ethics Program provides training, investigations, advising, and community outreach to the elected officials, officials, employees, and citizens of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas.

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Ethics Commission Hours George A. Kemper, Sr. Phone Numbers
WyCo Courthouse 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Chairperson P: (913) 621-3294
710 N 7th Street Monday - Friday Email F: (913) 621-3295
Suite 140      
Kansas City, KS      

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