About the Commission
The City of Boise Ethics Commission, the first of its kind in Idaho, is made up of five members from the community. These volunteers are a mix of two appointees from Council, two appointees from the Mayor and one city employee who is nominated by the city's Wages and Benefits team. Together, they investigate potential violations of the city's Code of Ethics by city employees and elected officials, working in consultation with the offices of the City Attorney and Human Resources. Their job is to ensure the city's government runs with honesty and integrity for Boise.
It is important that everyone interested in using the Ethics Commission process be fully informed. Please read all the definitions and instructions before submitting your comments or concerns.
Request for Inquiry
Any person may file an inquiry with the Ethics Commission asking whether a current elected or appointed official or employee has failed to comply with the Boise City Code of Ethics. The City Clerk or designee shall accept inquiries on behalf of the Ethics Commission and shall immediately transmit such inquiry to the Commission or its designee.
Please describe the facts that you believe constitute a violation of the Boise City Code of Ethics in sufficient detail so that the Boise City Ethics Commission and the person who is the subject of the inquiry can understand the nature of the alleged violation. Give as much detail as possible, including names, relationships, approximate dates, etc. Please note, a copy of the inquiry will be sent to the person who is the subject of the inquiry and may be made available to the public.
If you wish to file an inquiry about more than one person, you must file a separate inquiry form (and any attachments) for each person. Employees of the City of Boise and members of the public can refer an issue to the Ethics Commission for possible review by filing a referral using the Inquiry Form, emailing your request to firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling the 24-hour Ethics Hotline by dialing (866) 894-3423. Callers may choose to remain anonymous, although doing so may limit the Commissions ability to fully investigate an issue.
Any comments or suggestions not related to either a Request for Inquiry or a Request for an Advisory Opinion can be done by email at email@example.com
For City Employees, Officials and Volunteers Only: Request for an Advisory Opinion
Any current employee, or elected or appointed official may submit a written request to the Ethics Commission for advisory opinions on whether any conduct by that person would constitute a violation of the Boise City Code of Ethics.
The Ethics Commission shall render an advisory opinion pursuant to written rules adopted by the Commission. Employees, officials and volunteers of the City of Boise can request an advisory opinion by filing a Advisory Opinion Request Form or email your request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ethics Commission meets the 2nd Thursday of the month in January, March, May, July, September and November at 3:30 p.m. in the Warm Springs Room, First Floor Annex, Boise City Hall, and may call special meetings as business needs require.
The meeting for September 2019 has been canceled.
Download the Ethics Handbook.
The Inquiry Opinions contained on this page are unofficial and for information purposes only. A certified copy of any advisory opinion contained on this page may be requested from the Ethics Commission in writing to: Boise Ethics Commission, 150 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise, Idaho 83702.
Inquiry 10-01: Inquiry regarding whether the actions of a city employee in the context of a public records matter was in violation of the Ethics Code.
Inquiry 07-01: Inquiry regarding whether disclosure of conflict of interest and disqualification was sufficient.
Chair Jodi Nafzger
Jodi is a faculty member and the Director of Experiential Learning and Career Services at Concordia University School of Law. She joined Concordia Law after serving as an Assistant City Attorney for nine years with the Boise City Attorney's Office. Jodi received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Jodi was appointed to the Ethics Commission in 2013 by Council President Maryanne Jordan.
Vice-Chair Tony Roark
Tony Roark is Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Boise State University. He has taught courses and conducted research on the subject of ethics. He is a graduate of the University of Idaho and earned his doctorate in philosophy at the University of Washington. Mr. Roark was appointed to the Ethics Commission by Mayor David Bieter in February 2005.
Commissioner David Proctor
David Proctor is the retired public affairs and media coordinator for The Idaho Foodbank, where he created and wrote the organization's electronic newsletter, co-created the award-winning website and wrote the print newsletter. He has worked as a news reporter and editor, freelance writer, political consultant and is the author of three books. He holds a bachelor's degree in sociology and a master's degree in journalism and mass communications, both from the University of Utah.
Commissioner Huette Woerz
Huette Woerz is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Idaho. She is a member of the financial reporting team at Saint Alphonsus in Boise. Previously she served clients at the local firm of IVEY CPAs & Associates offering a variety of public accounting services. Huette received both her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Master of Science of Accounting - Taxation Emphasis from Boise State University. Huette was appointed to the Ethics Commission in 2015.
Commissioner Addison King
Addison King has been the Custodial Supervisor for the Boise Airport since April 2015 and serves as the Ethics Commission’s employee member. Mr. King is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is a veteran of the United States Army. Since coming to Idaho in 2008, Mr. King has worked for the Stanford Research Institution (SRI) as a Field Engineer Team Leader, Varsity Contractors as a Floor Technician Supervisor, and St. Luke’s Hospital as an EVS Supervisor. Mr. King’s education includes three years at Boise State University, a graduate course in Leadership Development through Boise State University and courses in Criminal Justice through ITI Technical College. Mr. King is also a proud 2017 graduate of LEADBoise, an internal leadership development program offered to employees by the City of Boise.
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