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Appointments are made for three-year terms with no member serving more than two consecutive terms.  Requires City residency.

Five (5) members, one (1) ex-officio member

  • (1) member named by City Council
  • (1) member named by the Wilmington Police Department 
  • (1) member named by the  Wilmington Fire Department
  • (1) member named by the sitting members of the Civil Service Commission
  • (1) member named by the governing board of the New Hanover Co. Medical Society
  • (1) ex-officio member, City of Wilmington Human Resources Director

Purpose

The Civil Service Act has jurisdiction over an employee of the police department of the City of Wilmington certified in accordance with section 11.5 of this act, and who is clothed with the full power of arrest and whose primary duty is that of enforcing the criminal laws of the city and state, excluding those employees whose primary responsibility is that of issuing parking tickets or collecting fees.  The Chief of the Police Department is not covered by the Civil Service Act.

The Act shall apply to an employee of the fire department of the City of Wilmington certified in accordance with section 11.5 of this act and whose primary function is that of protecting life and property through fire fighting, including those fire officers assigned to supporting services of the fire service.  The Chief of the Fire Department is not covered by the Civil Service Act.

Meetings

Meetings are held when required.

Current Members

 

 Term to Expire On:

VACANT  City Council  05/18/2020
Dr. Carl King Rust, II   Medical Society  04/15/2021
James Rutherford   Wilmington Fire Dept.  04/15/2022
Thomas Hackler  Wilmington Police Dept.  08/01/2020
Charles Flowers  Sitting Members  05/01/2020
Al Ragland, HR Director  Ex-Officio  N/A

Staff Liaison

Penny Spicer-Sidbury, City Clerk: (910) 341-7816

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