About the West Virginia Ethics Commission
The Commission consists of nine members appointed by the Governor. The Commission generally meets on the first Thursday of each month. The Commission is supported by a staff of six.
Primary Functions of the Ethics Commission
- Investigate, initiate, process, and adjudicate Complaints of potential violations of the Ethics Act.
- Draft and issue formal Advisory Opinions regarding the Ethics Act and the Open Governmental Meetings Act.
- Administer the registration and reporting of lobbyists and publish an annual directory of lobbyists.
- Process Financial Disclosure Statements for candidates and other public servants who are required to file.
- Respond to inquiries from the media and the public regarding lobbyist registration, Financial Disclosure Statements, and the general interpretation of the Ethics Act.
- Interpret the Open Governmental Meetings Act.
Commission and Committee Meetings
Commission meetings are normally held at 10:00 a.m. the first Thursday of each month.
If they have business to conduct, Committees of the Commission meet on the same date on which Commission meetings are held.
The meetings are open to the public. Agendas are available the Friday prior to each meeting.
All meetings are typically held in the Third Floor Conference Room at 210 Brooks Street in Charleston.
Meetings are currently being held in person, telephonically, and by video link. The call-in numbers and link are posted on the agenda for the month and on the homepage of the Commission's website.