Former Springfield council member failed to file financial disclosures

Putting a yearslong controversy to rest, the Missouri Ethics Commission ruled Wednesday that former Springfield city councilwoman Jan Fisk did not properly disclose her financial ties while in office and ordered her to pay a $100 fine. 

Fisk served on the City Council from 2012 until earlier this year when she declined to run for re-election. Fisk and her husband own Fisk Transportation, a local limousine and busing company. 

The Missouri Ethics Commission ruling found Fisk violated state financial disclosure requirements by not disclosing certain conflicts of interest while in office. 

“There is probable cause to believe that Respondent violated (the statute) because her 2019 Financial Disclosure Statement did not disclose her Social Security income, her position on the Board of Directors of one or more non-profit organizations, and the financial interests of her spouse,” read the ruling’s findings.