All who participate in the process of community planning, including Planning Department staff members, Plan Commission members, Board of Zoning Appeals members, and other elected and appointed officials, are encouraged by the American Planning Association (APA) to adhere to the following:

APA Ethical Principles in Planning

In addition, those staff members who are certified as members of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) are required to adhere to the following:

AICP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct