Civil Service Board

Department in Charge of Board

 Administrative Services

About the Board

Here's a quick look at the Civil Service Board:

  • Implements the rules and regulations of the City's Civil Service System.
  • Works within a defined set of rules

Download the Civil Service Board Rules

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  • 5 members
  • 4 members must be taxpayers and live within the three city wards
  • One of the members is a City Commissioner
  • The 4 citizens can't hold any public office positions
  • The 4 citizens can't be an employee of any political party organizations
  • The 4 citizens are appointed by the City Commission on the first Monday in May
  • The Mayor appoints the City Commissioner on an annual basis

Residency Requirement

Members on this board must live within the city of Grand Rapids limits.

Term Limits

Each term lasts 4 years. There is no term limit, so you can serve an unlimited number of terms.


There is no compensation for serving on this board.


Tania Bermejo

City Commission Appointment
Ward 2 Resident
Term ends 5/5/2025

Kenyatta Brame

City Commission Appointment
Ward 3 Resident
Term ends 5/6/2024 

Maleika Brown

City Commission Appointment
Ward 3 Resident
Term ends 5/5/2025

Nancy Haynes

City Commission Appointment
Ward 1 Resident
Term ends 5/1/2026

Commissioner Milinda Ysasi

Mayoral Appointment
Ward 2 Commissioner
Term ends 5/6/2026