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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

September's Public Service Puzzler takes the form of a photo contest. Click the link below for all the details, and good luck!  Entries are due on September 17th.

‚óŹ September Public Service Puzzler
 (in PDF)

Meet Last Month's Winner  

Meet Michelle Ramonetti, the winner of the August 2014 Public Service Puzzler! Michelle is a research assistant at the Department of Housing Preservation and Development. 

Learn more about Michelle in our interview below.

Q: What do you do in your job?
A: Engage in financial research, keep records of distressed building surveys, report on owner outreach, and write referrals to other departments in HPD.

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

Q: Name a special interest or hobby!
A:  Singing, be it church choir, karaoke, or anywhere.

Q: What's your favorite thing about City service?
A:  Using my talents to help my agency help people more effectively.


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