Council signs onto code of conduct

Summary

At their meeting on Monday, February 4, 2019, Nanaimo City Council unanimously voted to adopt a code of conduct. Written with the conviction that the residents of Nanaimo are entitled to a fair, ethical and accountable municipal Council, the code details four foundational principles for each member to abide by in their dealings with each other, City staff and citizens:

1. Integrity – being honest and demonstrating strong ethical principles.

2. Respect – having due regard for others’ perspectives, wishes and rights; displaying deference to the offices of local government, and the role of local government in community decision making.

3. Accountability – an obligation and willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions.

4. Leadership and Collaboration – an ability to lead, listen to, and positively influence others. It also means coming together to create or meet a common goal through collective efforts.

The code recognizes responsible conduct is essential to providing good governance for the City of Nanaimo and was signed by all members of Council. A copy of the code can be found on the City website at www.nanaimo.ca.

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Key Points

  • The code of conduct details the foundational principles of responsible conduct including integrity, respect, accountability, leadership and collaboration.
  • Mayor and Council each signed the code of conduct at the February 4, 2019 Council meeting.

Quotes

"It is an honour and a privilege to serve the citizens of Nanaimo and our Code of Conduct provides a foundation of how we will conduct the City's business. This is a commitment from all members of Council to work together in a constructive way and treat each other, staff and citizens with dignity and respect."

Mayor
City of Nanaimo

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Nanaimo City Council with signed Code of Conduct
Nanaimo City Council with signed Code of Conduct
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Contact:

Leonard Krog
Mayor
City of Nanaimo
250-755-4400

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