The Frederick Board of County Commissioners today voted unanimously to appoint the following individuals to serve as volunteers on the five-member Frederick County Ethics Commission: Harold "Bud" Otis for a term to begin on May 1, 2012, and to expire on June 30, 2014; Jesse Good, Jr., for a term to begin on May 1, 2012, and to expire on June 30, 2015, and Philip Dacey, Esq. for a term to begin on July 1, 2012, and to expire on June 30, 2015. The commission meets on an as-needed basis throughout the year.
The commissioners interviewed Philip Dacey, Esq.; Jesse Goode, Jr.; Harold Otis, and Richard Terselic during an open session. The interviews were videotaped and will be broadcast on FCG TV, channel 19.
Board President Blaine Young said, "We are pleased to appoint Mr. Otis, Mr. Goode and Mr. Dacey to the Ethics Commission. We were glad to have such qualified applications for these important positions. Frederick County citizens will be well served by these appointments."
The commission publishes advisory opinions on the Ethics Ordinance and the Public Ethics Law and administers the application of these laws to Frederick County officials, employees and others who are subject to the laws’ provisions. The commission also decides complaints alleging violation of the Ethics Ordinance and exercises responsibility for enforcement of the lobbying provisions in the Ethics Ordinance and the Public Ethics Law.