Civil Service Commission

The Civil Service Commission works to ensure that recruitment, selection and placement of uniformed firefighters and all police personnel below the level of chief are made in a fair and unbiased process.

The commission also investigates in public hearings the suspension, demotion and/or the discharge of a member of the Civil Service at the member's request, to determine whether such action was or was not made for political or religious reasons and was or was not made in good faith for cause.

The commission is composed of five (5) members appointed by the city manager. The term for all positions on the commission is six (6) years, and expires on May 31 of the last year of the term.

A member must be a Bellevue resident during the appointment, and may be appointed to a maximum of two (2) consecutive terms.


Anne Noris, Chair (term ends 5/31/23)

Martin Acevedo, Vice Chair (term ends 5/31/22)

Patricia Sheffels (term ends 5/31/23)

Jeff Jorgenson (term ends 5/31/23)

Linda Parrish, (term ends 5/31/23)

Regular Meetings

Regular meetings are held quarterly on the second Tuesday in January, April, July, and October from 4-5 p.m. at City Hall Conference Room 1E-109.

**The City of Bellevue Civil Service meeting for July 14, 2020 will be conducted virtually via Zoom Webinar. The public can access the meeting by connecting to the Zoom Webinar using Webinar ID: 92153482278 and Password: 670535. For those members of the public unable to access internet services, a telephone option will be made available to listen to the proceedings. The phone number to access the meeting is (253) 215-8782, Webinar ID: 921 5348 2278.

There will be no opportunity for oral communications at this meeting on topics not related to the public meeting. All written comments received prior to 3 p.m. on July 14, 2020 will be summarized into the record at the meeting. If you wish to provide written comment to the Civil Service Commission, please email with the subject line "Written Communications - July 14". Agenda


Further information about the commission and civil service rules is contained in the Bellevue City Code Ch. 3.72 and Civil Service Rules.

For further reference in RCW: Civil Service for City Police and Civil Service for City Firefighters