Board of Ethics

The Board of Ethics initiates, receives, hears and investigates complaints of violations of the Code of Ethics, renders advisory opinions or interpretations with respect to application of the Ethics Code, and examines all Disclosure Statements for possible conflicts of interest. It may also, on its own, file impeachment proceedings in the Circuit Court.

The Board consists of seven at-large members appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the County Council to staggered three year terms. 

For more information about the duties and responsibilities of the Board of Ethics, please refer to Article XX, Section 20.05. Kauai County Charter.

For more information on the Code of Ethics, please refer to Article XX, Sections 20.01 – 20.04. Kauai County Charter and the Kauai County Code, Sections 3-1.1-10.

Use the following link to file a Disclosure.  For more information on Disclosure, please refer to Article XX, Section 20.04. Kauai County Charter and the Kauai County Code, Section 3-1.9.

Meeting Time/Location: 1:00pm, Boards & Commissions Conference Room, Pi`ikoi Bldg. Ste. 300, 3rd Friday of each month

For more information on upcoming meetings, please refer to the calendar on the Boards and Commissions home page.


  • Ryan de la Pena - Chair
  • Rose Ramos-Benzel, Vice Chair
  • Chantal Zarbaugh, Sec.
  • John Latkiewicz
  • Kevin McGinnis
  • Amber Mokuahi

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Ethics Training Video


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