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9611 SE 36th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: 206.275.7660
Contact: City Manager
Email: citymanager@mercer. . .
Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (Mon - Fri)
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City Code of Ethics

Promoting high ethical standards and being accountable to those we serve, assures that our community can trust us. In 2018, the City Council adopted a Code of Ethics and Statement. These standards and guidelines apply to the City Council, appointed officials such as Planning Commissioners, and the City Manager.

As City employees and public servants to the Mercer Island community, we conduct ourselves with honesty and integrity and we strive to do what is best in the public’s interest. Our mission vision values, adopted by the City’s Leadership Team in 2010, provides a solid framework for expectations. An Employee Code of Ethics guides employees and supports a culture based on transparency, honesty, integrity, and commitment.
 
Many of our employees are also guided by ethical codes and standards unique to their professions. Listed below are professions that have specific codes of ethics or rules of professional conduct. 
 
City Manager and Assistant to the City Manager
International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
 
City Attorney
Washington State Courts
 
City Clerk
International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC)

Community Planning & Development Director and City Planners
American Planning Association (APA)

Building Official
International Code Council

Finance Director and Staff
Government Finance Officers Association
 
Fire Chief
International Association of Fire Chiefs
National Society of Executive Fire Officers

Human Resources Director
Society for Human Resource Management
 
Police Chief
International Association of Chiefs of Police
 
Public Works Director & Staff
American Public Works Association
American Water Works Association
International Society of Arboriculture

Professional Engineers
Washington State Administrative Code (Chapter 196-27A WAC)
 
The City takes violations of its Code of Ethics seriously. If you would like to report a violation or complaint of a City employee or official, please contact the City Manager, City Attorney or Mayor at (206) 275-7660.

 

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