November Monthly Program: Government Ethics Statues

  • November 01, 2012
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Keizer Renaissance Inn, 5188 Wittenberg Lane


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Planner guests attend their first meeting free of charge and can either register individualy or as a guest of another member.

Registration is closed

The Oregon Government Ethics Statues, Government Meetings, and You


The Oregon Government Ethic Law applies to all elected and appointed officials, employees and volunteers of all levels of state and local government in all three branches.


The law requires designated elected and appointed officials to file an annual disclosure of sources of economic interest and limits gifts that a government official/employee may receive per calendar year.

Most planners are aware of the $50 limit in which "no public official shall solicit or receive any gift(s) with a total value of more than $50 from any single source who could reasonably be known to have a financial interest in the official actions". But how does this law affect how planners coordinate their event?  What does this mean for suppliers?

  • Learn how the law defines gifts and when the law restricts your ability to give or accept gifts.  
  • Analyze when the $50 gift limit applies and how it might affect your meeting planning.
  • Review how statute affects your relatives.
  • Hear about specific gifts that may be accepted without limit.
  • Participate in small group discussions and have fun with a Gifts Quiz Game!


Speaker: Bethany Reeves, Oregon Government Ethics Commission, Program Analyst/Trainer


Bio: Bethany has 14 years’ experience working for non-profit organizations and city, county, and state government. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and also earned a teaching credential.  She is experienced at understanding and implementing complex rules and regulations. She has been creating and presenting training for 7 years, and was recruited by the Oregon Government Ethics Commission in 2010.


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