I believe Westmorland and Vigue, both members of ICMA (International City/County Management Association), have been running interference for ICMA-RC (International City/County Management Association Retirement Corporation), in violation of Sec. 4.131. - Conflict of interest: Greensboro Code of Ordinances, City Charter.
According to ICMA-RC's 2012 IRS form 990, Robert O'neal, ICMA's Executive Director, serves as a paid director of ICMA-RC.
San Antonio’s Assistant City Manager and ICMA member Frances Gonzalez serves on ICMA-RC's board. San Antonio has $254,377,728 of City employee funds with ICMA-RC.
Decatur, Georgia’s City Manager and ICMA member Peggy Merriss serves on ICMA-RC's board as Decatur offers an overpriced ICMA-RC 457 retirement plan.
ICMA's Executive Director, serves as a paid director of ICMA-RC.
Both San Antonio’s Assistant City Manager and Decatur, Georgia’s City Manager are ICMA members who are paid board members of ICMA-RC, while Decatur and San Antonio do business with ICMA-RC.
Westmorland and Vigue, both members of ICMA, could be paid ICMA-RC board members.
"Any officer, department head or employee who has financial interest, direct or indirect, in any proposed contract with the city or in a proposed sale of any land, material, supplies, or services to the city or to a contractor supplying the city, shall make known that interest and shall refrain from ...participating in the making of such contract or sale.
Any officer, department head, or employee who willfully conceals such a financial interest or willfully violates the requirements of this Section shall be guilty of malfeasance in office or position and shall forfeit his office or position.
Violation of this Section with the knowledge expressed or implied of the person or corporation contracting with or making a sale to the city shall render the contract void."
Sec. 4.131. - Conflict of interest: Greensboro Code of Ordinances, City Charter
ICMA-RC conducts business with The City of Greensboro.
Managers and Assistant Managers of other cities have compensation arrangements with ICMA-RC.
Westmorland and Vigue have a Financial Interest, as they could obtain a potential compensation arrangement ICMA-RC as they conduct negotiations/transactions/arrangements between The City of Greensboro and ICMA-RC.
In connection with any actual or possible conflict of interest, Westmorland and Vigue should have disclosed the existence of the financial interest.
Mary Vigue denied the possible conflict at a recent City Council meeting, as Westmorland looked on.
Greensboro ICMA-RC 457 plan fund alternatives which City management refuses to look into