Associated Recreation Council Code of Ethics
To further the objectives of the Associated Recreation Council, certain
principles govern the conduct of all board members and employees of
the Associated Recreation Council, who shall:
- Agree that the chief objective of the Associated Recreation Council
is to serve the best interests of the advisory council structure.
- Facilitate the highest level of service to the advisory councils
through appropriate and well-organized resources, equitable and unbiased
policies and procedures, and courteous and accurate customer service.
- Protect the solvency of the Associated Recreation Council by budgeting
and monitoring the expenditure of public funds in a fiscally responsible
- Uphold a mutually supportive and cooperative working partnership
with the Department of Parks and Recreation.
- Attend meetings and keep informed about matters that concern the
Associated Recreation Council, and share viewpoints and ideas for
serving the best interest of the advisory council structure.
- Treat others with respect, fairness, and good faith, and encourage
opportunities for board members, advisory council members and employees,
and employees of the Associated Recreation Council to improve their
- Advocate for fair and equitable conditions of employment that safeguard
the rights and welfare of all.
- Respect the differences between private convictions and responsibilities
as board members or employees of the Associated Recreation Council,
and ensure that the interests of the advisory council system always
take precedence over private interests.
- When speaking in public, clearly state whether we are speaking
as private citizens or as a representative of the Associated Recreation
- Be forthcoming about possible conflicts of interest, and inform
the board of any personal interests or potential personal interests
in any decisions to be made by the Associated Recreation Council.
- Protect the privacy of customers, staff, and board members of the
Associated Recreation Council as it relates to sensitive issues
July 11, 2007