Commissioners & Staff

Joel A. Nark

Commissioner
Seattle Police Department (Retired)
Appointed by: Employee Elected
Term: January 2021 - December 2023

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Joel A. Nark is the employee elected commissioner and has served on the Public Safety Civil Service Commission for twenty years. He began his first term as a commissioner in March of 2003. Commissioner Nark is retired from the Seattle Police Department. He began his career with the SPD in 1986. He received his Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Eastern Washington University; served on the Seattle Police Athletic Association board for nine years; and also  served 10 years on the Board of Directors for the Bacon Bowl. Commisioner Nark has served multiple terms as the commission's chairperson. 

Stacy Connole

Chairperson
Appointed by: Mayor
Term: January 2022 - December 2024

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With twenty years of litigation experience, Stacy Connole advises leaders from all sectors through difficult situations, namely dispute resolution and employment matters. She recently held the position of Associate General Counsel at Nordstrom where she worked for ten years as senior employment counsel and the company’s crisis management director. After graduating from Smith College in 1999 and the University of Washington School of Law in 2002, Stacy was a litigator at Foster Pepper (now Foster Garvey). She was then at the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, first in the criminal division, and later as a Senior Deputy Prosecutor in the civil division's employment law section. There, Stacy advised several County departments on wide-ranging employment issues in addition to managing myriad employment litigation matters.



 







Richard Greene

Commissioner
Appointed by: Council
Term: January 2023 - December 2025

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Richard Greene graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in 1983, worked as a law clerk at the Washington Court of Appeals for four years, as a public defender for two years and as an Assistant Seattle City Prosecutor for almost 33 years, serving four City Attorneys.





Andrea Scheele

Andrea Scheele

Executive Director

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Andrea Scheele is the Executive Director of the City's Civil Service Commission and Public Safety Civil Service Commission and leads the CIV department. 

Andrea has worked as an employment and labor attorney and HR professional since 2005. She began working for the City of Seattle in 2014, and joined the civil service commissions since 2019. Andrea lives in West Seattle with her family and when she's not at work, enjoys working in her garden.



Teresa Jacobs

Teresa Jacobs

Executive Assistant, Civil Service Commissions

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Teresa has been with the City of Seattle since 2001. She was recently promoted to the position of Executive Assistant. Teresa began working out of class with the Civil Service Commission in 2003 and was quickly promoted to the position as Administrative Staff Assistant. In 2012 the Civil Service Commission and Public Safety Civil Service Commission combined staff to become the Civil Service Commissions. Teresa became the Administrative support for the Executive Director, both commissions and four hearing officers. Teresa enjoys working with the diverse employees of the City of Seattle and is committed to working toward achieving equity and enhancing diversity in the work of the Commissions. Teresa is the mother of an adult son in his 30's, she enjoys road trips on her Harley, most recently touring Route 66, Sturgis, and Highway 101. Teresa is competitive in powerlifting and holds several World, National, and State titles in Bench Press and Deadlift. She was inducted into her lifting federation Hall of Fame in 2013. 

Public Safety Civil Service Commission

Address: 700 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1670, Seattle, WA, 98124
Mailing Address: PO Box 94729, Seattle, WA, 98124-4729
Phone: (206) 233-7118
Phone Alt: (206) 437-5425
Fax: (206) 684-0755
publicsafety@seattle.gov

Seattleā€™s Public Safety Civil Service Commission (PSCSC) is a three member, impartial, quasi-judicial body.