Ethics Advisory Board

Overview

The City of Wichita is committed to establishing and maintaining an effective ethics policy for elected and appointed officials.

Established May 11, 2021, the Ethics Advisory Board advises the City Council and City staff on matters related to the City's Code of Ethics.

The Code of Ethics is rooted in the City's values, which include:

  • Respect - Demonstrating courtesy and regard for all;
  • Ethics - Being above reproach in our actions;
  • Stewardship - Being a guardian of the resources provided by those we serve;
  • Integrity - Honoring our commitments and making our word our bond;
  • Engagement - Having authentic conversations and ensuring all voices are heard.

Download a printable copy of the City of Wichita Council Policy 39 (PDF).

Meetings

  • 6 p.m.
  • 2nd Thursday of every month as needed
  • Evergreen Community Center & Library
    2601 N. Arkansas
    Wichita, KS 67204

Additional meetings may be held as needed, or meetings may be canceled if there are no new business items.

All meetings are live-streamed on the City's Facebook page

Board Members

Member Name
Appointed By
Jacqueline KellyCouncil District 1
Lucretia TaylorCouncil District 2
Vicky Chaney-LittleCouncil District 3
Clark V Owens IICouncil District 4
VacantCouncil District 5
VacantCouncil District 6
Kelly SchodorfMayor


The Ethics Advisory Board shall enforce the City's Ethics Policy. In addition to the requirements of Section 2.12 of the Code of the City of Wichita, such members:

  • May not be a member of the City Council, or the spouse or domestic partner of a member of the City Council
  • May not be an employee of the City of Wichita or the spouse or domestic partner of an employee of the City of Wichita
  • May not hold elected public office, or be a candidate for any elected public office
  • May not be an elected or appointed member of any local, state, or national committee of any political party, nor an active member of a political party or active member of any partisan political club or organization, nor substantially involved (paid or unpaid) with a current or the most recent campaign for City Council or Mayor in the City of Wichita
  • May not have been convicted of a felony or crime of moral turpitude
  • Must have good moral standing and reputation
  • Have no conflict of interest, including but not limited to: owning business entities under or negotiating a contract with, selling goods or services to or receiving economic development incentives from the City of Wichita
  • Be representative of the demographics of the City of Wichita
  • Submit to a criminal background check

Apply for the Ethics Advisory Board

Submitted Ethics Complaints

NameDate FiledComplainantInitial ReviewInvestigationAppeal Period EndsPenalty
EAB Report 2022-01 (PDF)March 17, 2022Bryan FryePassedCompleteMarch 30, 2023N/A
EAB Report 2022-03 (PDF)October 17, 2022Brandon StewartPassedCompleteMay 18, 2023Yes
EAB Report 2022-05A Final (PDF)December 20, 2022William StoutPassedCompleteMay 18, 2023Yes
EAB Report 2022-05B Final (PDF)December 20, 2022William StoutPassedCompleteMarch 16, 2023N/A
EAB Report 2023-06 Final (PDF)February 6, 2023Chester PinkstonPassedCompleteMay 3, 2023N/A
EAB Report 2023-07 and 2023-08 Final (PDF)February 6, 2023Jose SalcidoPassedCompleteMay 3, 2023N/A