Q May the spouse of a county supervisor be appointed as an uncompensated member of the county tourism commission?

A As an unpaid member of the commission, the spouse will have no employment contract and will receive no pecuniary benefit, so no violation of Section 25-4-105(1) or of Section 109 of the State Constitution should result. Even so, the supervisor in question should fully recuse himself from his wife’s appointment in compliance with Section 25-4-101. (Miss. Ethics Commission Advisory Opinion No. 12-035-E, dated April 13, 2012)