Civil Service Commission

To apply to serve on the Civil Service Commission please complete an application and return it to the City Clerk's Office via email or in person at 406 Ivinson Ave.


  • Regular meetings are the second Wednesdays of the month at 3 p.m. in January, April, July and October.
  • The Commission will meet additionally as needed
  • All meetings are open to the public.
  • Meetings are currently held via Zoom meeting to allow social distancing. 
  • Direct agenda inquiries to the Office of the City Clerk Phone:307-721-5233.

View the City calendar to see when the next meeting is scheduled.

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Civil Service Commission has two agendas, one each: Fire Agenda and Police Agenda.


Number of Members- The commission shall consist of three (3) members. One member will be the Mayor of Laramie City Council be permanently appointed to the CSC.  

Term- Members shall hold office for three- (3) year terms and serve until his/her successor is appointed and qualified.

Eligibility- Not more than one (1) commissioner may be appointed from the governing body, and no officer or employee in the fire or police department is eligible to serve as a commissioner.

Appointment/Reappointment- Members may apply to be reappointed to the commission at the end of their term by resubmitting an application to the City Council.

  • Bob Kenison
    Term Expires: October 31, 2023
  • Dave Paulekas
    Term Expires: October 31, 2024
  • Mayor Brain Harrington
    Term Expires: Mayor of Laramie is permanently appointed seat per Resolution 2017-09

Board Responsibilities

Charge or Purpose: The Civil Service Commission certifies all promotion and hiring lists in the Police and Fire Departments and is responsible for classifying positions within the Police and Fire Departments. The commission also monitors dismissal from city service and hears grievance appeals from city employees.

 Authority: W.S. § 15-5-101, W.S. § 16-3-101, Resolution 2017-09

 Duties/Responsibilities: To certify the names of employees in the service and to adopt and enforce all rules and regulations necessary for the government of their proceedings; to adopt rules for the classification of employment and promotion on the basis of merit, experience and good record; to prepare eligibility lists from which vacancies are to be filled; and to prescribe the procedure for the investigation of breaches of rules and regulations. 

Rules  for Civil Service Commission Police 

Rules for Civil Service Commission Fire 

Civil Service Liaison

The City Clerk of Laramie, Nancy Bartholomew, City Hall, 406 Ivinson Avenue, Laramie, WY 82070.

Civil Service Commission Ad 10-31-18