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NYC Conflicts of Interest Board

The Public Service Puzzler

Welcome to the home page of the Public Service Puzzler, a contest brought to you by the Conflicts of Interest Board! Spending just five minutes with the City’s Conflicts of Interest Law could win you prizes! Each month a new puzzle, question, or other activity will be brought to you by the Board’s Training and Education Unit. All you have to do is give five minutes of thoughtful consideration and send in your answer to

One lucky winner each month will receive a gift package from COIB, his or her name, picture and bio on the contest web page, and the same in the following month’s edition of the Board’s monthly newsletter, The Ethical Times

This Month's Contest

May's Public Service Puzzler takes the form of a quote rewriting contest. Click the link below for all the details, and good luck!  Entries are due by May 18th.

‚óŹ May Public Service Puzzler
 (in PDF)

Meet Last Month's Winner  

Meet Bill Steyer, the winner of the April 2015 Public Service Puzzler! Bill is Director of Manhattan Forestry for the Parks Department.   

Learn more about Bill in our interview below.

Q: What do you do in your job?
A: Maintain the forest of City trees in Manhattan.

Q: How long have you been working for the City?
A: 34 years.

Q: Name a special interest or hobby!
A: Gardening.

Q: What's your favorite thing about City service?
A: Self-satisfaction of beautifying and keeping our City's forests safe and healthy for all to enjoy.

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