Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

Ethics in Contracting

Judy Nadler, Center senior fellow in Government Ethics, addressed the 2004 Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum of the League of California Cities July 29 on "Promoting Public Confidence in Public Agency Contracting Processes." The presentation, in Monterey, Calif., looked at conflicts of interest and their impact on public trust.

Nadler, formerly the mayor of the city of Santa Clara, just returned from the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual meeting, where she was a panelist for a session on "Ethics in Today's City Government." Elizabeth Kautz, mayor of Burnsville and chair of the conference's Membership Committee, told Nadler, "As a former mayor, you know all too well the ethical challenges local leaders face each day. Through your knowledge and expertise, mayors were able to walk away with strategies local leaders can use to think through ethical issues."

On August 19, Nadler will discuss "Ethics, Change, and Leadership" at the National Fire Academy, a division of the United States Department of Homeland Security.

Nadler was recently appointed to the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.

Tuesday, August 17, 2004