“THE FIRST STEP IN THE EVOLUTION OF ETHICS IS A SENSE OF SOLIDARITY WITH OTHER HUMAN BEINGS.”  -ALBERT SCHWEITZER
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What is the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission?

Founded in 2005, the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission represents local government entities of Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties which have voluntarily committed themselves to the Shared Code of Ethics and Values. These cities, towns and counties work together to achieve the Commission’s primary goals of:        Heightening awareness of ethical issues within        municipal government.        Assisting municipal employees with the practical tools        to make ethical decisions.    This mission is accomplished through a variety of methods, including regular training sessions, printed training materials, advocacy articles and an ongoing collaborative effort to enhance ethical behavior within participating governments. For upcoming meetings, training and events, please visit our Calendar section.

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2016 Ethics Summit, Avalon Manor (The Honorable Rebecca R. Pallmeyer, Judge of the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois pictured) Fostering ethical behavior through education and training at the 2016 Ethics Summit at Avalon Manor.  Judge Pallmeyer gave the keynote speech, followed by interactive audience participation in the discussion of case studies containing multiple ethical issues.  A panel offered opinions based on the conclusions of the audience discussion groups and of reactions from individuals in the audience.