The City of Geneva takes the ethical conduct of public business very seriously. If you witness or suspect a violation of the Code of Ethics, there are multiple opportunities to report the issue.
Ethical Conduct of City Employees (Other than the City Manager or City Clerk)
Conduct of City employees is governed by New York State Civil Service and other employment law. Anyone suspecting a public employee of an ethical violation may report it directly to:
Sage Gerling, City Manager
Jennifer Slywka, Director of Human Resources
Such reports may also be made anonymously via the form found HERE.
Ethical Conduct of Elected Officials or those Appointed by Elected Officials (City Councilors, City Manager, City Clerk, City Attorney, Boards or Commissions)
To report a suspected violation of the Code of Ethics by a City Councilor or Council appointee, you may use any of the following methods:
Advise the Board of Ethical Review
The Board of Ethical Review is empowered to conduct investigations into allegations of ethical violations against any Council member or appointee. You may contact the Board of Ethical Review via email or anonymously via the form found here.
Advise a City Council Member
City Council members may refer an alleged violation to the appropriate vehicle for investigation. Find Council contact information here.
Advise the City Clerk
The City Clerk may accept reports of ethical violations and refer them to the appropriate vehicle for investigation.
Lori Guinan, City Clerk
Advise the City Attorney
The City Attorney may accept reports of ethical violations and refer them to the appropriate vehicle for investigation.
Michael Mirras, City Attorney