This handbook includes the Denver Code of Ethics (originally adopted in 1965, significantly amended in 2001 and amended again in 2004, 2007, 2009 and 2012), case studies, representative opinions from the Denver Board of Ethics and other useful ethics-related information. We encourage you to review this handbook now and consult it whenever you encounter ethical questions and issues. We also encourage you to confer with the Board of Ethics, others in your agency or the City Attomey·s Office as ethical issues arise.
As stated in Ethical Principles for Public Servants ( 1992, Council for Excellence in Government):
Public service is a public trust. The highest obligation of every individual in government is to fulfill that trust. Each person who undertakes the public trust assumes two paramount obligations:
We thank you for your commitment to these ethics.
All requests for advisory opinions, citizen inquiries or complaints must be submitted either by email or in writing to:
L. Michael Henry
201 West Colfax Avenue # 2H13
Dept 703 (for U.S. mail)
Denver, CO 80202
How to Request Ethical AdviceThe Board of Ethics, if requested, gives official written advisory opinions to city employees, elected officers and board and commission members about Code of Ethics issues... Learn more