Board of Ethics

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The board has the power to receive requests for advisory opinions from city officials or employees, to receive complaints concerning alleged unethical conduct by a city official or employee, and to receive and retain copies of disclosure statements, as well as advisory opinions.  The Ethics Ordinance, adopted in 1997, may be found in Chapter 2.200 of the Livonia Code of Ordinances.


  • Richard W. McDowell, Chair
         Year Appointed: 1998
  • Jacob S. Ghannam
         Year Appointed: 1998
  • James C. McCann
          Year Appointed: 2019
  • Suzette Samuels
          Year Appointed: 2018
  • Lora Weingarden
          Year Appointed: 1998


The Board of Ethics has five members appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council.  Appointed members serve for three-year terms.


Meetings as needed.

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