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Civil Service Commission

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Civil Service Commission Meetings 

Meetings are tentatively scheduled for the second Thursday of each month in the Main Meeting Room at Tumwater City Hall (map). Visit the City Calendar for the current meeting schedule.

2020 Meetings


Meeting Type



07-09-2020  Meeting Cancelled     
06-11-2020  Committee   Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)   
05-14-2020  Meeting Cancelled     
04-09-2020  Meeting Cancelled     
03-19-2020  Committee  - Special Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)   
02-23-2020  Committee Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)   
01-16-2020  Committee  Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)  Minutes 

Past Meetings

See 2019 Civil Service Commission Meetings for more. For meeting records from prior years, search the Tumwater Records Center


The City of Tumwater takes pride in ensuring that people with disabilities are able to take part in, and benefit from, the range of public programs, services, and activities offered by the City. To request an accommodation or alternate format of communication, please contact the City Clerk by calling (360) 252-5488 or email For vision or hearing impaired services, please contact the Washington State Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-(800)-833-6384. To contact the City’s ADA Coordinator directly, call (360) 754-4128 or email

Tumwater Civil Service Commission

The Tumwater Civil Service Commission is established by State statute under RCW 41.08, 41.12, to administer civil service law, which covers all full-time positions in the police and fire departments. The Civil Service Commission organized under TMC 2.68, consists of three Mayor-appointed commissioners, that serve six-year terms. 

Powers and duties of the Commission include establishment and administration of Civil Service Rules PDF file and regulations in compliance with State law, and governing recruitment, testing, appointments, disciplinary actions, appeals and hearings. The major activity of the Commission relates to the administration of rules and examinations. Commissioners are required to have been residents of the City for a period of at least three years immediately preceding appointment.

 Commissioners Term Expiration
1. Simon Tee, Chair
2. Eric Trimble, Vice Chair
3. Margaret Bean

Staff Contact

Heidi Behrends Cerniwey, Assistant City Administrator/Civil Service Examiner, (360) 754-4128 or email