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Ethical Practices Board

The Ethical Practices Board (EPB) promotes high ethical standards and conduct and fosters a healthy ethical culture throughout Minneapolis city government. The Board responds to allegations of improper conduct by department heads, members of appointed boards and commissions, and elected officials; recommends discipline for violations of the Ethics Code; recommends changes to the provisions or administration of the Ethics Code;  issues opinions on interpretation of the Code; and submits an annual report to the Mayor and City Council detailing the Board's activities during the prior year. The City’s Ethics Officer serves  as staff to the Board.

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Established Date:
Mar 21, 2003
Membership Details
No. of Seats:
Positions Occupied:
Vacant Positions:
Membership Description:
No member may be a local official or city employee; the related person of a local official or city employee; a candidate for elected public office; a person who, for compensation, represents the private interests of others before the city council or mayor.
Term Limit:
Selection Procedure:
Members are appointed by a committee consisting of the Chief Judge of Hennepin County District Court, the Dean of the University of Minnesota Law School, and the Dean of the University of St. Thomas School of Law.
Appointing Cycle:
Seat # Name/Email Term Start Term End Appointing Authority Membership Requirements
1 Mark Wagner Jan 3, 2024 Jan 2, 2027 Other
2 Anthony Thompson Jan 3, 2023 Jan 2, 2026 Other
3 Michael Friedman Jan 3, 2024 Jan 2, 2027 Other
Meeting Schedule:
Semi-monthly on the third Tuesday of odd-numbered months at 3:00 p.m. (January, March, May, July, September, and November)
Room 11, City Hall
350 S. 5th St., Minneapolis, MN 55415
Legislative Details
Enabling Legislation:
Minneapolis, Minn. Code of Ordinances § 15.210
Ethical Practices Board Bylaws
Contact Information
City Attorney
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