Civil Service Commission

Regular Meetings
  • Meetings are held whenever needed to administer tests and update eligibility lists. Meetings are generally held during normal business hours, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Civil Service Commission was established by Ordinance 773 on April 9, 1934 and was later amended by Ordinance 4379 pursuant to the provisions of A.C.A. 14-51-201; this changed the membership from five members to seven members.

The Commission is responsible for examining and establishing eligibility lists for appointments and promotions within the Police and Fire Departments. The Commission also acts upon appeals of disciplinary actions.


Staggered, six-year terms, ending March 31.

The Commission shall be composed of seven members from the public at-large who must be citizens and residents of Fayetteville for at least three years immediately preceding their appointment. The Board of Civil Service Commissioners will, annually, on the first Monday of May select one of the commissioners to serve as chairman of the commission.

Vacancies on the Commission are filled by appointment from the governing body of the city.
Public Notifications
A weekly meetings list is prepared by the Office of the City Clerk Treasurer which is distributed to the press and posted on the home page.

More Information
 2014 Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations 
  • Warren J. McDonald
    435 North Washington Avenue
    Fayetteville, AR 72701
    01/01/13 thru 03/31/17
  • Betty Martin
    2825 East Weston Place
    Fayetteville, AR 72703
    04/01/13 thru 03/31/20
  • Bo Bittle
    975 North Eastwood Drive
    Fayetteville, AR 72701
    04/01/14 thru 03/31/20

  • Jules Beck
    2377 North Juneway Terrace
    Fayetteville, AR 72703
  • Earl Buddy Chadick
    PO Box 3618
    Fayetteville, AR 72702-3618
    04/01/10 thru 03/31/22
  • Michael Ferguson
    4273 East Oakmont Drive
    Fayetteville, AR 72701
    04/01/06 thru 03/31/18
  • Peggy Hart
    521 East Ash Street
    Fayetteville, AR 72703
    04/01/05 thru 03/31/17