With almost 54,000 businesses, Anne Arundel County is a major hub of commerce and development. With a $35 billion economy, low taxes, a vast multi-modal transportation system, highly skilled workforce and excellent educational institutions, Anne Arundel County is the premier location to do business.
The Anne Arundel County Ethics Commission administers the Anne Arundel County Public Ethics Law.
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
"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.