Code Of Ethics
The Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Program is designed to assist rural areas to better the way of life for all its citizens. The Western Maryland RC&D Council is dedicated to pursue this effort through the union of its member counties, towns, and soil and water conservation districts and the encouragement of its council members to abide by high ethical standards of performance and act in the best interests of the citizens and sponsors they represent. Effective participation in the RC&D Program requires that council members be independent, impartial, responsible, and representative of the interests of the entire RC&D area. In order to ensure that end, this code of ethics is set forth to provide guidance as to the conduct for council and committee members involved in the RC&D Program.
Council Members and Committee Members Will:
Civil Rights Policy
The Western Maryland RC&D Council’s program will be conducted in compliance with the nondiscrimination provisions as contained in Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 (Pub. Law 100-259) and other nondiscrimination statues; namely, Section 504, of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and in accordance with the regulations of the Secretary of Agriculture (7CFR-15, Subparts A & B) which provide that no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, marital or familial status, political beliefs or disability be excluded from participation in, or be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial (or technical) assistance from the United States Department of Agriculture or any agency thereof.
*used with permission of the Finger Lakes RC&D Council, Inc., Bath, NY
Western Maryland Resource Conservation & Development Council, Inc.
All programs and services of the Western Maryland RC&D Council are offered on a non-discriminatory basis, without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital or family status, disability, or political beliefs.