• Civil Service Commission

    The Civil Service Commission works to ensure that recruitment, selection and placement of uniformed firefighters and 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 discharge of a member of the civil service at the member's request, to determine whether such action was made in good faith for cause and/or for political or religious reasons.

    The commission is composed of five members appointed by the city manager. The term for all positions on the commission is six 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 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)

    Staff Support

    • Human Resources: Diane Kendall
    • Legal Advisor: Chad Barnes


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


    Further information about the commission and civil service rules is contained in 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.