Corruption County: New ethics commission debuts Tuesdayby George Bennett | February 22nd, 2010
Among the first orders of business for the five-member commission will be choosing a chairman and vice-chairman.
The ethics panel, plus representatives from the State Attorney and Public Defender offices, will sit as the selection committee for a new inspector general position. The inspector general post, modeled after one in Miami-Dade County, is the centerpiece of reforms approved Dec. 1. Applications for the inspector general’s job and for a new executive director for the ethics commission are due Friday.
The ethics panelists were chosen by a variety of groups outside county government. Read about them after the jump…..
* Attorney Manuel Farach, appointed by the Hispanic Bar Association of Palm Beach County, the F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association and the Palm Beach County Bar Association.
* Florida Atlantic University Ethics Professor Robin Fiore, appointed by the president of FAU.
* Certified Public Accountant Ronald Harbison, appointed by the Palm Beach County chapter of the Florida Institute of CPAs.
* Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Bruce Reinhart, appointed by the Palm Beach County Association of Chiefs of Police.
* Retired Circuit Judge and former Riviera Beach councilman Edward Rodgers, appointed by the Palm Beach County League of Cities.