Ethics Commission: (Term 3 years – 5 members, 2 alternates)


Johnnie A. Jones III, Esquire    Chairman     July 2026
Ron Saunders                           Vice-Chair   January 2026
Catherine Bushby                                          January 2026
Ted Gallo                                                        January 2026
Christina Showalter                                      January 2026

2 vacancies

Vacancy – if interested in serving on the Board of Supervisors of Elections, please call Town Hall at 410-778-0500


Chapter 12: Public Ethics Code                         Ethics Commission Rules of Procedure

Ethics Complaint form                                               Ethics Answer Form 

The Town Ethics Commission is composed of five members and two alternates appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Council. The members are appointed for terms of three years.  The Commission is advised by the Town Ethics Commission Attorney, Pamela L. Duke, Esquire, and has the following responsibilities:

  • Devise, receive and maintain all forms generated by this chapter;
  • Provide published advisory opinions to persons subject to this chapter as to the applicability of the provisions of this chapter to them;
  • Process and make determinations as to complaints filed by any person alleging violations of this chapter; and           
  • Conduct a public information program regarding the purposes and application of this chapter.

TO FILE A COMPLAINT: Print and fill out the Ethics Complaint form. All Ethics complaints must be officially filed in writing. No verbal complaints will be accepted.  File the complaint along with seven (7) copies of the complaint with the Chestertown Town Clerk at 118 N Cross Street, Chestertown.  

Please do not contact the members of the Commission or Ethics Attorney.  They cannot accept the complaint, written or verbal or discuss the matter outside of a closed forum. All Ethics Law Commission meetings are closed and confidential. 


The Town of Chestertown held a Ethics Training Session, Tuesday, November 14, 2023.  Training Session Handout

(excerpt from the Charter of the Town of Chestertown)Click for CHESTERTOWN PUBLIC ETHICS LAW OUTLINE

Join Us!
Anyone wishing to serve on a Commission or Committee should send a resume to Town Hall (118N Cross Street, Chestertown, Maryland 21620) with a letter of interest indicating which Commission or Committee that they would like to serve.

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