Ethics Commission

SCC 2.50 created the Ethics Commission to receive complaints of ethics violations and otherwise administer the county’s Code of Ethics. 

The commission is made up of five members who serve three-year terms and may not serve more than two consecutive full terms. 


No member of the commission, during his or her tenure, shall:

   a) hold or be a candidate for elective office

   b) be an officer of any political party or political committee

   c) make contributions to, or permit his or her name to be used in support of, or in opposition to, any candidate for county office 

   d) lobby or employ or assist a lobbyist


Any person with knowledge of a Snohomish County Ethics Code violation by a county employee, or any person dealing with Snohomish County government, may file a complaint with the Snohomish County Ethics Commission.
It is the Commission's duty to examine questionable behavior, as defined by the Snohomish County Ethics Code, and to resolve complaints.
The Snohomish County's Ethics Commission exists as a non-biased resource for the community and can provide information and solutions.
Members are appointed by the Council on recommendation of the County Executive. Contact 425-388-3494 for more information.