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The Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission is an independent committee of seven citizen volunteers. The Mayor and the City Council each appoint three Commissioners, and the Commissioners select the seventh. All are confirmed by the City Council and serve three-year terms. Commissioners may be re-appointed at the end of their regular terms.

The Commission is responsible for interpreting and applying the Seattle Ethics, Elections, Election Pamphlet, and Whistleblower Protection Codes and the City's Lobbying Regulations. Eight staff members investigate complaints, monitor compliance, and offer information and guidance to citizens and employees regarding these Codes. The Commission holds monthly public meetings, subject to change. Videos of most meetings after May 2008 are on line at the Seattle Channel. You are welcome to contact staff directly for more information.