Civil Service Board

The Civil Service Board consists of five members: two appointed by City Council (which must be city residents), two elected by members of the Classified Service, and one member appointed by the other four members of the board. The term of office is two years.

The board works with the Human Resources Department to resolve employee grievances on an as needed basis and meets on a periodic basis to discuss personnel administration issues. Generally, the duties of the members of the Civil Service Board consist of attending meetings and conducting grievance appeal hearings.

Rules of Procedure
City of Asheville Code of Ordinances – Civil Service Board


Regular Scheduled Meetings

The board meets virtually on the first Thursday of each month at 2:30 p.m. The normal length of the meeting is one to two hours. More information here on how to participate in this meeting.

NOTICE: The next meeting will be held November 4, 2021 at 2:30 p.m..


Candidates for membership on the Civil Service Board must be “qualified voters of the City and not employed by the City.” To be a qualified voter of the City, the candidate must live inside the City limits and be registered to vote. Qualified candidates for the Civil Service Board must have been separated from employment or contract with the City of Asheville for at least 7 years, and not have a spouse currently employed with the City of Asheville.

For City Council appointments, candidates should submit their intent to seek membership on the Civil Service Board by submitting a completed Boards and Commissions Application and a Qualified Candidate Checklist to

For elected members of the Classified Service appointments, candidates should submit their intent to seek membership on the Civil Service Board by submitting a completed Boards and Commissions Application, a Qualified Candidate Checklist, and a letter of intent. The letter should contain the following information: the candidate’s name; the candidates address (i.e. where the candidate lives); the candidate’s telephone number; a brief statement declaring his/her candidacy; a statement that he/she (the candidate) is a qualified voter of the City and that he/she is not employed by the City; a brief biographical sketch, not to exceed 150 words; and signature of the candidate.

Members: Chair Carol Goins, Alan Escovitz, Mike Hahn, Rick Devereaux, and Carter Webb.



Agendas and Documents



October 2021- Meeting canceled.   
September 2, 2021 Agenda  September 2, 2021 Documents 
August 2021- Meeting canceled.   
July 2021- Meeting cancelled.  
June 3, 2021 Agenda  June 3, 2021 Documents
May 2021- Meeting cancelled.   
April 2021 – Meeting cancelled.  
March 2021 – Meeting cancelled.  
February 4, 2021 Agenda February 4, 2021 Documents 
December 3, 2020 Agenda December 3, 2020 Documents
November 5, 2020 Agenda November 5, 2020 Documents
September 3, 2020 Agenda  September 3, 2020 Documents
July 2, 2020 Agenda July 2, 2020 Documents
January 8, 2020 Agenda January 8, 2020 Documents
November 7, 2019 Agenda November 7, 2019 Documents
July 10, 2019 Agenda July 10, 2019 Agenda


Contact Information


For minutes contact Staff Liaison: Shannon Barrett, Human Resources Manager



Updated 1/13/2021