Civil Service Commission

 The Civil Service Commission creates and administers the rules and regulations for personnel administration in the County Sheriff's Office. The Commission shall do practical testing for persons to determine the capacity to perform duties that a person may be appointed to perform. The Commission shall investigate, report on, and hold hearings on all matters regarding the administration of personnel. They shall determine appeals or complaints respecting the allocation of personnel positions.


Meetings are held remotely via Zoom, the second Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m.

2021 Upcoming Meeting Dates (2nd Thursday of every month; 10:30 a.m.) 
 The next meeting, to be conducted virtually online, is scheduled for:

  • September 9, 2021, 10:30 am
  • October 14, 2021, 10:30 am  (cancelled)
  • December 9, 2021, 10:30 am 

Please join the Civil Service meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone using the link below: 

Meeting ID: 930 2612 5262
Passcode: 675736

Agendas are available prior to meetings.  Minutes are available following approval.

View most recent Agenda and Minutes


The Civil Service Commission has 3 members:

  • Bart Miller, Chair
  • Grant Fishbook, Vice-Chair
  • Paul Myers, Commission Member

The Civil Service Commission is open to any person who has resided in Whatcom County for at least 2 years immediately preceding appointment. Must be a United States citizen and registered to vote. Cannot hold any salaried public office or engage in county employment while serving as a Civil Service Commissioner. 

Term Limit

  • 2 consecutive full terms

Term Length

  • 6 years


  • Revised Code of Washington 41.14