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City of Philadelphia Board of Ethics

Promoting honesty, integrity, and transparency in City government.

City of Philadelphia Board of Ethics

What we do

The Board of Ethics (BOE) administers and enforces the City’s public integrity laws.

Focus areas

  • Financial disclosures
  • Campaign finance rules
  • Lobbying
  • Gifts and gratuities
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Post-employment activities and representation
  • Political activity restrictions for City employees and officials

BOE advises on possible ethics violations, educates others on regulations, conducts investigations, and enforces ethics rules.

Formed in 2006, the independent, five-member BOE is appointed by the mayor and approved by City Council for five-year terms.

Board leadership

  • Chair: Michael Reed, Esq.
  • Vice-Chair: Judge Phyllis W. Beck (Ret.)
  • Sanjuanita Gonzalez, Esq.
  • Brian J. McCormick, Esq.
  • JoAnne A. Epps, Esq.


1515 Arch St.
18th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Looking for more information?

You can find more about the City of Philadelphia Board of Ethics on the City's legacy pages.


Name Job title Phone #
Michael Cooke Acting General Counsel
J. Shane Creamer Executive Director
Eileen Donnelly Public Integrity Compliance Specialist
Jordana Greenwald Associate General Counsel
Thomas Klemm Staff Attorney
Nedda Massar Deputy Executive Director
Bryan McHale Public Integrity Compliance Services Supervisor
Jordan Segall Senior Staff Attorney
Hortencia Vasquez Legal Support Services Coordinator
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