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 Meeting Schedule 

The board meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at 2:30 p.m. in Room 623 of the City Hall Building. The normal length of the meeting is one to two hours.

Contact Information 

  • Members: Chair Carol Goins, Alan Escovitz, Mike Hahn, Rick Devereaux, and Carter Webb.
  • Staff Liaison: Shannon Barrett, Human Resources Manager (828) 259-5716

Meeting Documents :

Scheduled Meeting Agenda


January 3, 2019 Agenda   
 December 6, 2018 Canceled  
 November 1, 2018 Agenda Minutes
 October 4, 2018 Agenda Minutes
 September 6, 2018 Agenda Minutes
 August 2, 2018


 July 5, 2018 
MOVED to July 12, 2018;
CONTINUED to July 24, 2018, CONTINUED to August 1, 2018
 June 7, 2018 Agenda Minutes
 May 3, 2018 Canceled  
 April 5, 2018 Agenda Minutes
 March 1, 2018 Canceled  
 February 1, 2018 Canceled  
 January 4, 2018 Agenda Minutes / Attachments 1 & 2


For minutes older than one year please e-mail

Civil Service Board Membership

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 (both of which can be located approximately in the middle of this page) directed to City Clerk Maggie Burleson at

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.

Election Results

On Monday, June 26th 2018 Marv Rosen was re-elected to the Civil Service Board by members of the City of Asheville's Classified Service.