2022 Council Orientation Series Session 6: Ethics
Recorded On: 06/01/2022
In this session, attendees will become familiar with the ethical considerations they must now take into account as a public servant. It will cover:
- The expectations of a councilmember vs. a private citizen
- Case studies of ethical dilemmas they may encounter during their tenure
- An overview of ICMA's ethical standards
- Avoiding conflicts of interest and complying with laws such as COIA
George B. Cuff
Management Consultant, George B. Cuff & Associates; former mayor, Spruce Grove, AB, Canada
George Cuff began management consulting in 1979 and established his own firm in 1984. His work focuses on the art of governance and the elements that help organizations become more effective.
His firm of experienced professionals has conducted approximately 500 corporate governance reviews and George has personally conducted another 500 seminars for various public sector organizations. George has published over 300 articles as well as five books on local government and governance.
George served four terms as mayor of the city of Spruce Grove, Alberta, having been first elected in 1977. In addition to having chaired numerous boards and committees, George is also a past president of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (1982-83) and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (1988-89). George was also recognized as one of Alberta’s leading citizens by being awarded the Centennial Medal in 2005. He was honored by his profession in 2007 when he was awarded the designation (FCMC) as a Fellow of the Canadian Management Consultants Association. George was also awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.