Code of Ethics

"I wholeheartedly endorse integrity, transparency, and trust. Anything less is a disservice to those who elected us." - J D Lambright

Official Code of Ethics & Complaint Rules & Procedures

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The purpose of this Code of Ethics is to promote integrity, transparency, and trust with respect to the practices of Montgomery County.

Code of Ethics Training

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All County Officers and high level personnel must oversee compliance with the Code of Ethics.

How To File an Ethics Complaint

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Any individual 18 years of age or older who has a good faith belief based on personal knowledge that a violation of the Ethics Code has occurred may submit a complaint.

Information For Lobbyists

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Lobbyists must first register with Human Resources and receive a registration card before communications are permitted with any County official or department head about any Official Matter.

Code of Ethics

Summary of Montgomery County Code of Ethics
Adopted January 24, 2017
Effective February 1, 2017
Revised March 14, 2017

This summary is designed to provide an overview of the Ethics Code approved by Commissioners Court on January 24, 2017.  The Ethics Code (hereinafter the “Code”) meets the current requirements for the TxDOT Internal Compliance Program and will allow County grant recipients to certify that Montgomery County has an internal ethics and compliance program that satisfies the requirement of 43 Texas Administrative Code § 10.51.  Implementing procedures must still be devised and adopted; however, the Code provides one or more mechanisms in order to timely create the implementing procedures…READ MORE

Employee Acknowledgement of Receipt and Review of Code of Ethics
I hereby acknowledge that I have received a copy of the Montgomery County Code of Ethics (“Code of Ethics”) that became effective on February 1, 2017, and I have read and understood its terms.
I further acknowledge that it is my responsibility to at all times adhere to the terms of the Code of Ethics…READ MORE

 

Affidavit of Substantial Financial Interest in Procurement Matter
Upon the placing of this affidavit on the Commissioners Court Agenda, I affirm that I have and will abstain and refrain from influencing, advising, or voting on…READ MORE

 

Montgomery County Ethics Committee Statement of Financial Interest
A person has a substantial financial interest in a business entity if: the person or a person’s Family Member 2 owns ten percent (10%) or more of the voting stock or shares of the Business Entity; owns either ten percent (10%) or more or $15,000 or more of the fair market value of the Business Entity; funds received by the person from the Business Entity exceed ten percent (10%) of the person’s gross income for the previous year. A person has a substantial financial interest in real property other than his or her personal residence an equitable or legal ownership with a fair market value of $2,500 or more.an equitable or legal ownership with a fair market value of $2,500 or more…READ MORE
Montgomery County Ethics Training Program
The Purchasing Department will provide a copy of the Montgomery County Code of Ethics (“Code of Ethics” or “Code”) to each lobbyist prior to engagement and require the lobbyist to provide the county with a signed acknowledgement indicating that he/she reviewed the code and understands its terms…READ MORE
Montgomery County Ethics Committee Member Nomination Form
Ethics Advisory Committee:  The Code provides for the creation of the Ethics Advisory Committee (the “Committee”).  The Code creates a five member committee of public (non-county employees) with two (2) members appointed by the Commissioners Court and one member nominated from each of HR, Auditor and Purchasing. The Code requires the Commissioners Court to appoint one member from three persons as nominated by HR, Auditor and Purchasing.  In other words, HR, the Auditor and Purchasing will each nominate three (3) persons.  Commissioners will then appoint one (1) person from the three (3) nominated from HR, one person from the three persons nominated by the Auditor and one person from the three persons nominated by Purchasing.  The committee members serve two (2) year terms.  The procedures to be adopted can provide for staggered terms.  A County Attorney serves on the Committee in an advisory capacity only. …READ MORE

Texas Lawyers Creed
I am a lawyer. I am entrusted by the People of Texas to preserve and improve our legal system. I am licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas. I must therefore abide by the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, but I know that professionalism requires more than merely avoiding the violation of laws and rules. I am committed to this creed for no other reason than it is right…READ MORE

Montgomery County Attorney Office

Montgomery County Attorney Office