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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 mention in the following month’s edition of the Board’s monthly newsletter, The Ethical Times

This Month's Contest

September's Public Service Puzzler is a twist on our caption contest. This time, we provide the caption, and YOU provide the cartoon. Click the link below for all the details, and good luck!  Entries are due by September 17th.

‚óŹ September Public Service Puzzler (in PDF)

Meet Last Month's Winner  

Meet Lindsay Degueldre, the winner of the September 2015 Public Service Puzzler! Learn more about Lindsay in our interview below.



What is your City/office title?
A: Accountable Manager for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of Engineering, Design and Construction. 

Q: What do you do in your job? 
A: I am an Environmental Engineer and Project Manager currently working on the facility planning and design for two new Combined Sewer Overflow Retention Facilities to be constructed at the Gowanus Canal under the USEPA’s Superfund Program.

Q: How long have you been working for the City?
Since December 2014!

Q: Name a special interest or hobby!
A: Outside of work, I really enjoy spending quality time with my family.

Q: What's your favorite thing about City service?
A: Contributing to the planning and implementation of projects that will improve the infrastructure and quality of life in our City. strong>

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