Apply to Serve on the Ethics Commission by June 12

Published on May 10, 2023

Ethics Commission

Wyandotte County residents who have an interest in serving on the Ethics Commission for the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas should submit a written application to the Office of the Legislative Auditor by 5:00PM on Monday, June 12, 2023.

About the Ethics Commission

The Ethics Commission is composed of five members residing in Wyandotte County that are appointed by the Ad Hoc Ethics Commission Appointment Panel comprised of Robert P. Burns, Chief Judge of Wyandotte County District Court; Mark A. Dupree Sr., District Attorney of Wyandotte County; and Thomas L. Wiss, Legislative Auditor of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, KS.

Members of the Ethics Commission are unpaid and must be a Wyandotte County resident of good moral standing and reputation. Ethics Commission members would serve one four (4) year term.

The purpose of the Ethics Commission shall be to recommend ways to improve the Unified Government's Ethics Code, to review and report on any and all violations of the Code of Ethics, to render advisory opinions on questions of ethics, conflicts of interest, and the applicability of the Code of Ethics. The Ethics Commission currently meets monthly.


All applicants are required to include a brief written statement as to why they desire to serve on the Ethics Commission and a brief written resume including a listing of public service work. You can mail or submit electronic copies of your application on our website. The contents of all applications shall be held in strict confidence by the Ad Hoc Panel.

Applications By Mail

Interest parties should send their written application to:

Thomas L. Wiss, Legislative Auditor
Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, KS
710 N. 7th Street, Suite 140
Kansas City, KS 66101

Applications Online