On December 18, 2018, the Select Board adopted a Conflict Of Interest & Ethical Conduct Policy. Its purpose is to ensure that the business of the Town of Pawlet is conducted in such a way that no public officer of the Town will gain a personal or financial advantage from his or her work for the Town and so that the public trust in officers will be preserved. It is also intended to ensure that all decisions made by public officers are based on the best interests of the Town of Pawlet.