Ethics Commission


  • Meets Quarterly
  • 160 N. Main St.
  • Memphis, TN 38103


Members of the Shelby County Ethics Commission serve two-year terms. In all, the commission consists of 12 members and one chairman who are appointed by the county mayor and confirmed by the Shelby County Commission. The board includes a minimum of five licensed attorneys (of which three are former judges) and eight members from the broader community.


There are no vacancies at this time.

Functions & Authority

The Ethics Commission has jurisdiction of all ethics complaints lodged against:
  • Appointees to boards, commissions, and authorities
  • Assistant chief administrative officer
  • Chief deputy and assistant chief deputy sheriffs
  • Division directors, deputy directors, chief administrators, administrators, and deputy administrators
  • Elected officials
  • The chief administrative officer
 Peter Decker - Chairman 
The Honorable James Allen 
The Honorable Ann Pugh
The Honorable Donn Southern
Julius Anderson 
David Brackstone

Cynthia Collins
Sanjeev Jayaraman
Bernice Malone
Steve McCleskey
Andre Mathis
Stephen Russell

For additional information about the Ethics Commission, please contact or (901) 222-2113.