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Ethics Commission

The Anne Arundel County Ethics Commission administers the Anne Arundel County Public Ethics Law.

Notice Posted - Tuesday, March 31, 2020 
In response to the COVID-19 crisis and current State of Emergency, the Anne Arundel County Ethics Commission has extended the deadline to file 2019 Financial Disclosure Statements and Conflict of Interest Statements from April 30, 2020 to July 30, 2020.

Filers are encouraged to file their statements in a PDF format via electronic mail to Gina Scerbo as soon as possible. Upon receipt, a confirmation of receipt email will be sent. Hard copies are not necessary.

Anne Arundel County Ethics Commission:

  • Was created by the voters of Anne Arundel County
  • Administers the Public Ethics Law
  • Provides ethics training to county employees
  • Provides advice to county employees
  • Maintains financial disclosure records
  • Maintains lobbying records
  • Investigates and holds hearings on alleged violations of the Ethics Law

Legislative Policy

"The County Council, recognizing that our system of representative government is dependent in part on the people maintaining the highest trust in County officials and employees, finds and declares that the people have a right to be assured that the impartiality and independent judgment of County officials and employees will be maintained; and that this confidence and trust is eroded when the conduct of the County’s business is subject to improper influence or even the appearance of improper influence." 
  - Public Ethics Law, Article 7, §1-102, Anne Arundel County Code.

Meeting Information

The seven member commission usually meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Heritage Office Complex , 2666 Riva Road, Suite 160, Annapolis, MD 21401 and publishes meeting notices in the Capital.