Civil Service Commission

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Meeting Dates/Time: 2nd Wednesday of each month, 5 p.m

Meeting Location: Council Chambers, 613 E. Broadway Ave Map to meeting location

Agendas & Minutes

Commission/Board Member Expiration Date No. of Terms presently completing
Arthur Devine (F) 1-12-20  2nd Term
Garo Ghazarian (D) 2-9-20 2nd Term 
Albert Abkarian (G)      8-25-19 1st Term 
Sam Manoukian (S) 5-1-17 1st Term 
Mark MacCarley (N) 7-11-21 1st Term 


To contact Board/Commission members please click: here


The Civil Service Commission establishes the rules and policies under which Glendale's merit system operates, insuring continuation of Glendale's reputation as a city whose employees attain and keep their positions on the basis of ability, training and experience, rather than political patronage. It also serves as a quasi-judicial body in hearing employee appeals against disciplinary actions such as suspension, reduction or removal.


  • Five members
  • Four year term
  • No term limit
  • No compensation


Each member of the Civil Service Commission must be a qualified elector of the city of Glendale. Elected officials may not serve on the commission. Active commissioners are not allowed to serve on more than one board/commission/committee (as defined in Title 2 of the Glendale Municipal Code) at the same time.

Additional Information

The Human Resources Department provides administrative support for the Civil Service Commission. The Director of Human Resources and Employee Relations can provide further information concerning Commission issues.

For additional information, please see the Glendale Municipal Code, Title 2, Chapters 2.36 and the City Charter.

Contact Board/Commission Members

Civil Service Commission c/o
Human Resources
613 E. Broadway, Rm. 100
Glendale, CA 91206