Creation of the Commission

The Civil Service Commission was created by and functions under the authority of the Revised Code of Washington per RCW 41.12.040 and the Bonney Lake Municipal Code Chapter 2.24. By law, the Commission is limited to those civil service personnel matters involving Public Safety Department employees.

Purpose & Responsibilities

The Civil Service Commission is charged with ensuring hiring examination processes for the Police Department are open and competitive at entry and promotional levels. The Commission adopts rules and regulations for the Police Department‘s Civil Service employees. The Commission also handles appeals related to testing and to those involving employee discipline.

The Civil Service Commission's duties include the following:

  • Certify to the appointing authority the name (or names) of the individual(s) ranked highest on the eligibility list.
  • Hear and determine appeals or complaints.
  • Make rules for operation of the Civil Service System that are consistent with state law.
  • Provide for, develop, and hold competitive tests to determine relative qualifications of candidates and, as result of the testing process, prepare eligibility lists.


There are no Entry Level Officer Oral Boards scheduled at this time.
There are no Lateral Officer Oral Boards scheduled at this time.

Number of Vacancies

There are currently no officer vacancies in the Police Department.

Regular Meeting Schedule

Time: 5:30 p.m. on the Fourth Monday of the month; as needed

Location: Bonney Lake Justice & Municipal Center, 9002 Main ST E, STE 200, Bonney Lake, WA 98391

Agendas & Minutes

The notices for the current meeting will be available the day prior to the meeting. You can access the current special notice below and past agendas via the Digital Archives.

Civil Service Commission Meeting Date

Special Notice


Agenda Packet


Minutes Or Summary

Audio (MP3 Format)

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 June 1, 2023 Special Notice   Agenda        
 January 26, 2023 Special Notice Agenda         
 January 12, 2023 Special Notice Agenda        
 December 14, 2022 Special Notice Agenda        
 November 29, 2022 Special Notice Agenda Agenda Packet       
September 14, 2022  Special
April 4, 2022 Special Notice Agenda        
 January 25, 2022 Special Notice Agenda        
 November 15, 2021 Special Notice  Agenda        
October 11, 2021 Special Notice          
May 24, 2021 Special Notice  Agenda         
April 26, 2021 Special Notice Agenda        
March 9, 2021        Minutes    
January 6, 2021 Special Notice      Minutes     
July 27, 2020 Special Notice      Minutes     
May 6, 2020 Special Notice     Minutes     

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Civil Service Secretary

Commissioner 1 
Roy Nishiyori
Term Expires: 4/6/2028
Commissioner 2 
Raymond Bunk III
Term Expires: 4/6/2024
Commissioner 3 
Susan Stinnett
Term Expires: 4/6/2026