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Civil Service Commission

The Commission is comprised of five volunteers, one from each of the Commissioner districts, who provide a third-party review of the County's employment practices. The Commission is the appeal board for County employees and candidates for employment.

The Civil Service Commission is the appeal board for Washington County employees or applicants within a class specification that falls under Civil Service. Employees may appeal to the Civil Service Commission adverse personnel management decisions such as appointments, disciplinary actions, and classification allocations.

The Civil Service Commission was established pursuant to the Civil Service Act adopted by the citizens of Washington County. Membership duties and responsibilities of the Commission are defined in Washington County’s Personnel Rules and Regulations. The Commission is also the advisory body to the County’s Affirmative Action program.

This five-member Commission is comprised of volunteers appointed by the County Board of Commissioners for a two-year term. Members may serve more than one consecutive terms. Serving on an appointed board or commission is a great way for residents to learn more about how local government works.

To learn more about this Commission, review the following:

R and O 12-01 Amendment (PDF 50.07 KB)

About the process

To apply
Select a board and complete the Boards and Commissions Application.

Contact the County Administrative Office at [email protected] or 503-846-8685 for general questions about the appointment process or how to apply. Contact Brian Light at [email protected] or 503-846-8324 for questions specific to the WCCSC.

Upcoming quarterly public meetings are slated for 3 PM on:

  • March 20, 2024 - Hybrid via Zoom and in the PSB, Suite 270, Sequoia Room
  • June 12, 2024 - Hybrid via Zoom and in the PSB, Suite 270, Sequoia Room
  • September 18, 2024 - Hybrid via Zoom and in the PSB, Suite 270, Sequoia Room
  • December 4, 2024 - Hybrid via Zoom and in the PSB, Suite 270, Sequoia Room

Any person with a disability who needs reasonable accommodation to participate in these public meetings or hearings should contact the Human Resources Department at least two business days prior to the public meeting or hearing.

For more information on meeting agendas and locations, you may contact [email protected].  

Civil Service Commissioners

CSC Commissioner Jeanne Kawamoto
Chair Jeanne Kawamoto
CSC Commissioner Pete Parmenter
Vice Chair Pete Parmenter


CSC Commissioner Blake Dye
Commissioner Blake Dye
CSC Commissioner Jason Mitchell
Commissioner Jason Mitchell
CSC Commissioner Justin Lacche
Commissioner Justin Lacche


Contact Human Resources at [email protected] or 503-846-8606

Any person interested in reviewing the minutes of the Civil Service Commission meetings or to request a copy of a Civil Service Commission Notice of Public Meeting, may do so at the Human Resources Department (155 N. First Ave. Suite 270 Hillsboro, OR 97124).

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