Civil Service Commission


  • Monthly
  • Contact the Civil Service Department at 330-489-3360 for times and dates

Membership Requirements

No more than two commissioners may be of the same political party. Members must reside, own property, own a business, or work within the city.

Appointment Process

Members are appointed by the Mayor. Council confirmation is not required.


The Commission prescribes, amends, and enforces rules for the classification of positions in the civil service of the city, city schools, and city health district. The rules apply to appointments, promotions, removals, transfers, layoffs, suspensions, reductions, and reinstatements of all above positions. The Commission also creates and enforces rules to ensure the standardization of these positions and maintaining efficiency in them.

The Commission makes reports at least once a year on the manner in which the rules have been and are being administered and the results of their administration.

Term Length

Six years




Ohio Revised Code 124.40

  1. Edmond Mack

    (Democrat), Chairperson
    Term Expires December 31, 2027

  2. Ralph Lee

    (Democrat), Vice-Chairperson
    Term Expires December 31, 2025

  3. Albert "Chip" Conde

    (Republican), Member
    Term Expires December 31, 2023

  4. Mariella Mestel

    Term Expires December 31, 2022