Civil Service Commission

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:


Message from Chair Lacche

We are actively seeking one volunteer to serve on the Washington County Civil Service Commission (WCCSC).

About the process:

Read the Citizen Boards & Commissions appointment process.

To apply:

Complete the Boards and Commissions Application.


Contact the County Administrative Office at (503) 846-8685 for general questions about the appointment process or how to apply.

Contact Eva LaBonte at (503) 846-4476 for questions specific to the WCCSC.

Upcoming quarterly public meetings are slated for 3 p.m. on:

  • March 16, 2022 - via Zoom
  • June 15, 2022 - via Zoom
  • September 21, 2022 - via Zoom
  • December 14, 2022 - via Zoom

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

For more information on meeting agendas and locations, you may contact  

Justin Lacche
Chair, Washington County Civil Service Commission

Civil Service Commissioners

Justin Lacche

Chair Justin Lacche

Justin Heath

Vice Chair

Justin Heath

 Jeanne Kawamoto3

Commissioner Jeanne



Commissioner Mahesh




Open Commissioner 5



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).