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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Applications Sought for Ethics Panel

The City of Rio Rancho is seeking applicants interested in serving on its Ethics Panel. Panel members will serve on an as-needed basis for a term lasting three years.

Based on complaints submitted by the public, the Ethics Panel will decide if City of Rio Rancho elected and appointed officials have violated a provision(s) of the City’s Code of Conduct Ordinance, and, if so, impose corrective action pursuant to the ordinance. In addition, the panel will determine if complaints submitted are frivolous, and, if so, prescribe corrective action to the submitter of the complaints.

The panel consists of three regular members and one alternate member. The panel is appointed by the City Manager and is subject to confirmation by the Governing Body (Mayor and City Council). At a minimum, one member of the panel must be a licensed attorney. Panel members receive no compensation.

The panel members cannot be affiliated with Rio Rancho local government in any capacity, including, but not limited to, employment (including employment for which the salary is in any way funded by or through local government), appointment, or election. In addition, panel members may not hold elected public office or office with any political party within the City.

Individuals interested in volunteering to serve on the panel must submit a letter of interest and résumé by no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20. Those interested can apply via the City’s website, www.rrnm.gov/ethics, or submit their documentation to the City Manager’s Office located at Rio Rancho City Hall, 3200 Civic Center Circle. For additional information, please contact the City Manager’s Office at (505) 891-5002.

To learn more about the Code of Conduct Ordinance, please visit www.rrnm.gov/ethics.

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