Bainbridge Island City Hall looks for more volunteers

  • Sunday, October 20, 2019 11:20am
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Volunteers are needed to fill soon-to-be vacant positions on the city of Bainbridge Island’s civil service commission and salary commission.

Applications for both commissions will be accepted until 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15.

Interviews with candidates will be held in late November and possibly early December.

The civil service commission oversees the hiring processes for the police department, which includes entry level and promotional testing, adoption of rules and regulations, and hearing appeals and complaints.

Commissioners are appointed by the city manager and serve four-year terms. The civil service commission is made up of five appointed commissioners and one chief examiner; there are three positions to be filled beginning in January.

A member of the commission must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of Bainbridge Island, and an elector of Kitsap County.

The commission meets at 3 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at Bainbridge Island City Hall.

Seven volunteers are needed to serve on the salary commission to help determine how much members of the city council should be paid.

City council salary data was last reviewed in 2009. Beginning this year, a new salary commission will be appointed every seven years to perform a salary review.

Currently, councilmembers receive $1,000 per month. The councilmember selected to be mayor receives $1,250 in recognition of additional duties assigned to the position.

Members of the salary commission will be appointed by the mayor with approval of the city council.

Commissioners will serve for approximately 120 days, during which time the group will meet as needed. A member of the commission may not include a city employee or official, or an immediate family member of a city employee or official. An “immediate family member” means the parents, spouse, siblings, children, or dependent relatives of a city employee or official.

For more information about the openings, contact Eileen McSherry at 206-780-8632 or by email at

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