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City Attorney

Ethics Portal

Below are links to the City of Henderson Ethical Standards, found in HMC Chapter 2.40, and the State of Nevada Ethical Standards, found in NRS Chapter 281A, that apply to Elected Officials and City Employees. While City board & commission members are subject to the City of Henderson Ethical Standards, the members of the Planning Commission are the only City board & commission members subject to the State of Nevada Ethical Standards. Below are several important points regarding the City and State of Nevada Ethical Standards.

  • The City and State of Nevada Ethical Standards linked below are not the exclusive source of rules or regulations governing ethical behavior in the City. City Manager Directives, City Administrative Policies, other provisions in the Henderson Municipal Code and the Nevada Revised Statues may apply to your behavior at the City.
     
  • Questions regarding the Ethical Standards should be directed to the City Attorney (josh.reid@cityofhenderson.com or 267-1200).
     
  • You may request an Advisory Opinion from the City Attorney regarding the application of the City Ethical Standards to your past or future conduct. Advisory Opinions are reviewed and approved by the City Ethics Committee. Advisory Opinions are confidential according to the provisions in HMC Chapter 2.40.100.
     
  • Advisory Opinions regarding the application of the State of Nevada Ethical Standards will be referred to the Nevada Commission on Ethics pursuant to NRS Chapter 281A.
     
  • The City Ethical Standards are enforced by the City Attorney’s Office. If you wish to report a violation of the City Ethical Standards please contact the City Attorney (josh.reid@cityofhenderson.com or 267-1200).
     
  • The State of Nevada Ethical Standards are enforced by the Nevada Commission on Ethics. If you wish to report a violation of the State of Nevada Ethical Standards please contact the Nevada Commission on Ethics at (775) 687-5469.
     
  • The Nevada Commission on Ethics maintains a web page with important information regarding the State of Nevada Ethical Standards, including instructions on how to request an Advisory Opinion. Their web page also contains a link to their “Ethics Manual,” which is currently in process of being updated. The Nevada Commission on Ethics web page can be found at: http://www.ethics.nv.gov.

City Ethics Ordinance
State of Nevada Ethics Code
State of Nevada Commission on Ethics
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