April 2, 2020 •
The Ohio Ethics Commission has extended the financial disclosure statement deadline to July 15 for public officials required to file. The general filing deadline applying to most filers was previously May 15. Paul M. Nick, Executive Director of the Commission, […]
The Ohio Ethics Commission has extended the financial disclosure statement deadline to July 15 for public officials required to file.
The general filing deadline applying to most filers was previously May 15.
Paul M. Nick, Executive Director of the Commission, stated the extension was to give filers adequate time to compile and file statements following the extended deadline of July 15 for federal and state tax returns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
January 24, 2012 •
Appointed to Replace Ben Rose
Bruce E. Bailey, an attorney from Westerville, Ohio, has been appointed to the Ohio Ethics Commission. Bailey will be taking the seat held previously by former commission chairman Ben Rose.
Rose had requested Governor John Kasich not reappoint him for another term.Bailey’s term will run through January 1, 2018.
December 21, 2010 •
He starts January 1, 2011.
Paul M. Nick has been designated Interim Director of the Ohio Ethics Commission beginning January 1, 2011.
The Commission will meet on January 6, 2011 to formalize the appointment. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Ohio Ethics Commission was unable to convene with a required quorum on December 20, 2011 to select an Interim Director. After consulting with the Commission Chair, Ben Rose, Executive Director David Freel designated Mr. Nick to succeed him in the interim. The Ohio Ethics Commission has begun a search for a permanent replacement for Director Freel who retires at the end of this year.
Paul Nick currently serves as the Ohio Ethics Commission’s Chief Investigative Attorney and has held the position since 2000. Mr. Nick joined the Commission in 1995 as Investigative Counsel. Prior to his experience with the Commission, Mr. Nick was an Assistant City Prosecutor with the City of Columbus.
You may read the Ohio Ethics Commission press release announcing Mr. Nick’s appointment here.
November 9, 2010 •
David E. Freel, Executive Director of the Ohio Ethics Commission, has announced his retirement after 17 years at the head of the agency.
During Director Freel’s tenure, the Commission issued ethics advice and guidance concerning Ohio’s Ethics Law to thousands of Ohio’s public officials and employees. Director Freel also supervised hundreds of investigations of Ethics Law violations at the local and state levels.
“I have truly enjoyed my work with so many Ethics Commission members and professional staff of high integrity over the years – they represent the finest ethical standard in public service for Ohio and its citizens,” said Executive Director Freel. “After 17 years as the Executive Director, I decided several weeks ago that it was time to hand over the reins to a new Director the Commission would choose.”
The Commission will discuss the search and selection process for a new executive director at its November meeting. Director Freel will step down at the end of the year.
You may read the Ethics Commission’s press release here.
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