The West Virginia Ethics Commission enforces and administers the West Virginia Governmental Ethics Act, which is a code of conduct for appointed and elected public officials and employees. The Act is set forth at W.Va. Code § 6B-1-1 et seq.
The Commission’s Committee on Open Governmental Meetings issues Advisory Opinions interpreting the Open Governmental Meetings Act, but neither that Committee nor the Commission have jurisdiction to enforce that Act. The Open Meetings Act is set forth at W.Va. Code § 6-9A-1 et seq.
The Ethics Commission consists of nine members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Commission meets monthly. Its Committees meet on an as-needed basis.
The Commission is supported by a full-time staff of eight.
To view the Ethics Commission’s privacy notice, follow this link: