RIO RANCHO — The City of Rio Rancho is looking for applicants interested in joining its Ethics Panel.

According to a recent announcement, members of the panel will serve on an as-needed basis for a term lasting three years.

The panel, according to the announcement, will decide if the city’s elected and appointed officials have violated the Code of Conduct Ordinance. The panel’s action will be based on complaints from the public. The panel will also have the responsibility to impose corrective action under guidance from the city’s ordinance.

If the panel decides that the complaints are frivolous, it will “prescribe corrective action to the submitter of the complaints.”

Other details outlined by the city:

  • The panel consists of three regular members and one alternate member. The panel is appointed by the City Manager and is subject to confirmation by the Governing Body. At a minimum, one member of the panel must be a licensed attorney. Panel members receive no compensation.
  • The panel members shall be municipal residents, and cannot be affiliated with Rio Rancho local government in any capacity, including, but not limited to, employment (including employment for which the salary is in any way funded by or through local government), appointment, or election.  In addition, panel members may not hold elected public office or office with any political party within the City.

Individuals interested in volunteering to serve on the panel must submit an application expressing interest and résumé by no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2.

Those interested can apply via the City’s website,, or submit their documentation to the City Manager’s Office at Rio Rancho City Hall, 3200 Civic Center Circle. For additional information, please contact the City Manager’s Office at (505) 891-5002.

To learn more about the Code of Conduct Ordinance, please visit

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