Ethics Commission


Purpose:  To establish procedures and policies for advisory opinions and for the processing of complaints; to make appropriate determinations regarding complaints filed by any person alleging violations of this ordinance;  and generally relating to the regulation, control and subject matter of conflicts of interest, financial disclosure, lobby disclosure and ethical conduct on the part of Somerset County Officials, Employees and Appointees.  The members of the Commission shall serve for a term of four years, which shall coincide with the term of the County Commissioners.



William Benson                                                            Appointed – October 20, 2015

Clarence Johnson                                                        Re-appointed – December 30, 2014

Ernest Satchell                                                            Re-appointed – December 30, 2014

Joe Howard                                                                 Appointed – December 30, 2014

Elmer Barkley                                                             Appointed – January 27, 2015




Somerset County Office Complex
Room #111
11916 Somerset Ave.
Princess Anne, Md. 21853
Phone: 410.651.0320
Fax: 410.651.0366





Additional Information

Financial Disclosure Statement

Request To View Financial Disclosure Statement

Lobbying Registration Form

Ethics Complaint Form

Ethics Ordinance

Ethics Agenda

Ethics Meeting Minutes