Ethics

What We Do
Continuing New Canaan’s long standing commitment to the ethical behavior of its elected and appointed officials, volunteers and employees, the Town has a Code of Ethics and Conflict of Interest Rules that are overseen and enforced by the Town’s Ethics Board. That Code and Rules can be found here (click here). 


Members+
Thomas (Tucker) Clauss, Chairman - Thomas.Clauss@newcanaanct.gov 
Tammie Garner, Secretary - Tammie.Garner@newcanaanct.gov 
Peggy Jay - Peggy.Jay@newcanaanct.gov 
Steven Simon - Steven.Simon@newcanaanct.gov
Robert Schott - Robert.Schott@newcanaanct.gov 

Meetings, Agendas & Minutes


FAQ's

How do I file an Ethics Complaint? 
To file a Complaint, complete the official form entitled Complaint for Alleged Violation of Town’s Code of Ethics and Conflict of Interest Rules (click here). That Complaint must be marked “Confidential” and mailed to: 

Chair, Board of Ethics 
Town of New Canaan 
P.O. Box 583. 
New Canaan, CT 06840 

For detailed information please refer to the Town of New Canaan Code of Ethics, Section E: Procedure: Complaints for Alleged Violation of the Town’s Code of Ethics and Conflict of Interest Rules (click here). 


How do I request an Ethics Advisory Opinion? 
To file a Request for Advisory Opinion about the applicability of the Ethics Code or Conflict of Interest Rules, complete the official form entitled Request for Advisory Opinion about the Town’s Code of Ethics and Conflict of Interest Rules (click here). That Request must be marked “Confidential” and mailed to: 

Chair, Board of Ethics 
Town of New Canaan 
P.O. Box 583. 
New Canaan, CT 06840 

For detailed information please refer to the Town of New Canaan Code of Ethics, Section D: Procedure: Requests by Official or Employee for an Advisory Opinion Concerning His or Her Own Position (click here). 


When Does the Ethics Board Meet? 
The Ethics Board usually meets, every other month at 7:00 p.m. at the New Canaan Town Hall. Regular meetings are open to the public. Meeting times and locations are subject to change, and additional meetings are scheduled as needed. Check the Ethics Board home page under “Meetings, Agendas and Minutes” for specifics on up-coming meetings. 

Forms & Documents