Ethical Leadership: Lessons Learned to Keep You out of Prison

Jul. 24, 2016 , 9:00 am – 11:45 am
101 A

In an era where public distrust of all levels of government is growing, it is increasingly important for county officials to ensure they are up-to-date on the ethics laws. Part one in this two-part session will explore the general ethical considerations to include voting conflicts, bribery and/or extortion prohibitions, federal laws and ethics reform at both the state and local levels. During part two of this session, former Palm Beach County Commissioner Mary McCarty will discuss practical and honest strategies for maintaining ethical boundaries as an elected official while she shares her experience of being investigated and convicted of ethics violations. You will travel with former Commissioner McCarty through her journey from search warrant to recovering after prison. If you think it cannot happen to you, think again! This workshop is hosted by the International Municipal Lawyers Association and National Association of County Civil Attorney's.


  • Ms. Denise Marie Nieman, Palm Beach County, Fla.
  • Mr. Herb Thiele, Leon County, Fla.
  • Ms. Mary McCarty, Mary McCarty Consulting

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