Civil Service Commission

The Civil Service Commission is the appeal board for Washington County Employees. 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:

Message from Chair Lacche

Washington County has multiple citizen volunteer committees seeking applicants, including the Civil Service Commission. This is a meaningful way to give back to the community. For more information, see the Boards and Commissions Vacancies announcement or contact Human Resources below.   

This year, our remaining quarterly public meetings are slated for 3 p.m.:

  • Thursday, June 19
  • Thursday, September 18
  • Friday, December 12
For more information on meeting times and locations, you may contact

Justin Lacche
Chair, Washington County Civil Service Commission
April, 2014

Civil Service Commissioners

 Justin Lacche 6-2012 (Small)

Chair Justin Lacche
June 1, 2013 - May 31, 2015

Veronica Williams 6-2012 (Small)

Vice Chair Veronica Williams
June 5, 2012 - May 30, 2014


 Michael Ewing 6-2012 (Small)

Commissioner Mike Ewing
June 5, 2012 - May 31, 2014

John Hartner 6-2012 (Small)

Commissioner John Hartner
June 1, 2013 - May 31, 2015


Commissioner Marcos Miranda
June 1, 2013 - May 31, 2015



Contact Human Resources at 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 Division (155 N. First Ave., Suite 270 Hillsboro, OR 97124).