The Center explores government ethics issues including campaign ethics, conflicts of interest, gifts to officials, transparency, budgeting, and other topics.
What is Government Ethics?
Commentary on Government Ethics
Lawmakers made the right decision
Hana Callaghan directs the government ethics program at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California. The opinions expressed are her own.
Hana Callaghan discusses a government official's duty to preserve trust.
Looking to America's Mission Statement
Government leaders can find guidance in America's vision and mission.
Government Ethics Programs
Public Sector Roundtable
This quarterly meeting brings together city and county officials and representatives of special districts to share best practices and explore current issues in government ethics.Learn More
The Center hosts the Government Ethics Academy, which convenes public officials from 11 Bay Area counties to provide required AB1234 ethics training. We also partner with the State Legislative Leaders Foundation and the University of St. Thomas to present the State Legislative Leaders Summits, offering sessions on ethics in government.Learn More About the Academy