Creation of the Commission

The Civil Service Commission was created by and functions under the authority of the Revised Code of Washington per RCW 41.12.040 and the Bonney Lake Municipal Code Chapter 2.24. By law, the Commission is limited to those civil service personnel matters involving Public Safety Department employees.

Purpose & Responsibilities

The Civil Service Commission is charged with ensuring hiring examination processes for the Police Department are open and competitive at entry and promotional levels. The Commission adopts rules and regulations for the Police Department‘s Civil Service employees. The Commission also handles appeals related to testing and to those involving employee discipline.

The Civil Service Commission's duties include the following:

  • Certify to the appointing authority the name (or names) of the individual(s) ranked highest on the eligibility list.
  • Hear and determine appeals or complaints.
  • Make rules for operation of the Civil Service System that are consistent with state law.
  • Provide for, develop, and hold competitive tests to determine relative qualifications of candidates and, as result of the testing process, prepare eligibility lists.


Please visit our Job Opportunities page to learn more about our Police Officer hiring process.

Regular Meeting Schedule

Time: 3:30 p.m. on the Second Monday of the month.

Location: Bonney Lake Justice & Municipal Center, 9002 Main ST E, STE 200, Bonney Lake, WA 98391

Agendas & Minutes

The notices for the current meeting will be available the day prior to the meeting. You can access the current special notice below and past agendas via the Digital Archives.

To search on the WA State Digital Archives website, please follow the instructions below:
  • Go to:
  • Click on Collections at the top, then Records Series
  • Then click on what type of collection you are looking for and the Title (Bonney Lake…)
  • Then fill in any of the following information depending on the document to search for the document:
    -Fill in Year From and Year To OR
    -Fill in From and To OR
    -Ordinance Number OR
    -Resolution Number OR
    -A Keyword(s)
  • Then click search or browse this series will show all of them 
  • You will then click on the record you want
  • The record will be on the next screen in the right side 

Civil Service Commission Meeting Date



Agenda Packet



Video (MP4 Format)

 June 10, 2024 Canceled        
May 13, 2024   Agenda Packet    
April 8, 2024  Canceled         
March 11, 2024 Canceled         
February 12, 2024   Agenda  Packet Minutes Video 
January 8, 2024 Canceled --  --  --   --
December 11, 2023  Canceled --  --  --  -- 
November 13, 2023   Agenda  Packet  Minutes  Video  

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Civil Service Secretary

Commissioner 1 
Roy Nishiyori
Term Expires: 4/6/2028
Commissioner 2 
 Justin Evans
Term Expires: 4/6/2024
Commissioner 3 
Susan Stinnett
Term Expires: 4/6/2026