The Shared Ethics Advisory Commission, an all-volunteer group providing ethics training for local government entities, welcomed its 10th member community at its Aug. 14 meeting. The Rev. Jamie Ward is the representative of the City of Hobart, the latest community to join. Other recent members are the Town of Lowell and the County of LaPorte. Also participating are Crown Point, Dyer, East Chicago, Highland, Munster, Schererville and Whiting. The Shared Ethics Advisory Commission has four main activities: training local government employees on ethical decision-making by use of case studies; providing specialized training for department heads; sponsoring board and commission training for community volunteers; and hosting the annual Ethics In Government breakfast for elected officials, business leaders and other interested citizens. Local government entities become members by adopting a standard interlocal agreement, approving the Code of Shared Ethics and Values, paying an enrollment fee for training purposes, and agreeing to provide ethics training to all employees.