A personal commitment to integrity in all circumstances benefits each individual and our organization as well as our community. Therefore, all Board Members, employees, and volunteers agree to:
Strive to meet the highest standards of ethical management, performance, quality, service, and achievement in working toward Defray Beach Community Land Trust’s mission and goals.
Communicate honestly and openly, avoid misrepresentation, and promote an environment where honesty, open communication, and differing opinions are valued.
Promote the organization and its achievements, policies, and practices fairly, accurately, and with full disclosure.
Exhibit respect and fairness toward all those with whom we interact.
Pledge that he or she will not misuse the office or position, will not participate in debate on any matter which may come before the Board for decision and which may benefit a family member, client, or business acquaintance, and will not seek or accept any personal profit or gain, or unwarranted favor or privilege for himself or herself, or any relative or other person.
Pledge not to improperly influence or attempt to influence other employees, volunteers, or Board members.
Be honest, fair, and respectful to others in performing his or her duties as a Board Member, employee, or volunteer, and agrees to refrain from and avoid conduct creating an appearance of impropriety or which is otherwise unbefitting an employee or volunteer of the Delray Beach Community Land Trust, including but not limited to making false accusations or personal attacks against another employee, volunteer, or Board Member, or behaving in a rancorous or contentious manner.
Not to use the provisions of this Code of Ethics to further frivolous claims against one another. Frivolous claims shall be those forwarded with knowledge that the claim contains one or more false allegations or those made with reckless disregard as to whether the complaint or claim contains false allegations of fact material to a violation of this Code of Ethics.
Not knowingly violate any federal, state, or local law, rule or regulation.