It's important to recognize, and be diligent about conflicts of interest
For the past few years, our local world has been abuzz about the issue of perceived conflict of interest in government agencies.
The issue is complicated, convoluted, hard for the general public to understand and hard to track.
Nevertheless, we have to recognize conflicts of interest exist at every level of life.
The challenge for each of us is to develop a deep understanding of what defines conflict of interest and how to avoid it, both personally and professionally.