The bipartisan Village Ethics Board consists of five residents of Dobbs Ferry, appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Board of Trustees. One member must be an elected or appointed Village Officer or employee. Terms are for five years. The Board elects its own Chair, and meets whenever called by the Chair. No more than two members of any political party may be on the Board at the same time.
The Board has jurisdiction only over Village officers and employees.
The Board conducts investigations and hearings and recommends disciplinary action for violation of the Village Code of Ethics.
The Board also can grant waivers of the Code of Ethics, can recommend changes to the Code and gives advisory opinions on the Code; the Board reviews all disclosure statements by Village officers and employees; it provides ethical training and education to them; and it issues an annual report to the public.