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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). 
The Ethics Board also has responsibility for promulgating, and in some circumstances conducting investigations under, the Town's Whistleblower Policy. That policy can be found here (click here). 


Members

Alexandra van Nes, Chair - Alexandra.Vannes@newcanaanct.gov
Arvind Bajaj, Secretary - arvind.bajaj@newcanaanct.gov

John Fulkerson - john.fulkerson@newcanaanct.gov
Joshua Kaye - joshua.kaye@newcanaanct.gov
Robert Schott - Robert.Schott@newcanaanct.gov


Meetings, Agendas & Minutes 
Meetings, Agendas & Minutes


Links

Annual Reports
Documents & Forms
Code of Ethics
Gift Policies

Opinions & Determinations
May 12, 2022 Report and Determination

September 23, 2019 Advisory Opinion




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 Code Section 17-5 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 Code Section 17-4: 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 on the second Tuesday of 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.