Commissioners & Staff

Amy S. Bonfrisco

Amy S. Bonfrisco

Chair
Appointed by: Employee Elected
Term: December 2023

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Amy Bonfrisco has been an attorney for over 12 years and from 1998 to present, has committed herself to public service in her role as a Victim Advocate, Prosecutor, Certified Mediator, Judicial Law Clerk, and Hearing Officer for a large public utility. Her distinguished career includes resolving a broad spectrum of divisive disputes for governmental, community, and non-profit organizations in her roles as both an advocate and third party neutral conducting fact finding investigations, legal proceedings, administering fair and impartial hearings, drafting settlement agreements, and issuing final administrative decisions well founded in fact, logic and law.  In her current role as Seattle Public Utilities sole Hearing Officer, she proactively resolves approximately 100 utility billing, service equity and policy related disputes annually, and is responsible for serving as a key advisor to over 20 high-level Department Executives to streamline best work practices, improve efficiencies and develop new Directors Rules, policies and procedures.  Amy graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Oregon before obtaining a Juris Doctor Degree and Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Hamline University School of Law. 

             

Angelique Davis

Angelique M. Davis

Commissioner
Appointed by: Council
Term: December 2021

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Since 2005, Angelique Davis has been a full-time professor in Seattle University's Political Science Department. She also directs the Pre-law Program at the university and is an affiliated faculty member in the Global African Studies Program. Before entering academia, she practiced labor and employment law for a number of years as an associate with a private law firm and then as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Seattle's Employment Section. Davis earned a bachelor's degree in Law and Diversity from Western Washington University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Washington School of Law. Commissioner Davis was reappointed by City Council to serve a second term.

Mary Wideman-Williams

Mary Wideman-Williams

Commissioner
Appointed by: Mayor
Term: December 2023

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Mary Wideman-Williams is a leadership development and organizational effectiveness trainer, instructor, and speaker. As Founder and Principal Consultant of MWW Enterprises she engages with organizations, designing and delivering impactful workshops and premier presentations. Mary served the City of Seattle in a variety of senior leadership roles over a 20-year career. She has deep human resources expertise and experience in both the public and private sectors. During her tenure with the City of Seattle, she led HR and Organizational Development functions at Seattle Public Utilities and served as the Director of Employment and Training with the Seattle Department of Human Resources. She was the Deputy Director/Chief Operating Officer at Seattle Center from 2008-2018. Mary earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. She currently contributes as a guest instructor with the Evans School's Executive MPA program.



Andrea Scheele

Andrea Scheele

Executive Director

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Andrea Scheele has been a member of the Washington State Bar for fourteen years, and prior to appointment as Interim Executive Director, served as HR Manager for the Finance and Administrative Services Department (FAS) and as an Assistant City Attorney in the Seattle City Attorney's Office. Prior to her time in City service, Andrea proudly represented plaintiffs at a small employment law firm in the Madrona neighborhood. Andrea was raised in the greater Seattle area, graduated from Seattle University School of Law and obtained her undergraduate degree in Anthropology from the University of Washington.

Andrea serves on the Mayor's Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment IDT and is a member of Seattle Leadership Academy Cohort 4.



Teresa Jacobs

Teresa Jacobs

Executive Assistant, Civil Service Commissions

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Teresa has been with the City of Seattle since 2001. She was recently promoted to the position of Executive Assistant. Teresa began working out of class with the Civil Service Commission in 2003 and was quickly promoted to the position as Administrative Staff Assistant. In 2012 the Civil Service Commission and Public Safety Civil Service Commission combined staff to become the Civil Service Commissions. Teresa became the Administrative support for the Executive Director, both commissions and four hearing officers. Teresa enjoys working with the diverse employees of the City of Seattle and is committed to working toward achieving equity and enhancing diversity in the work of the Commissions. Teresa is the mother of an adult son in his 30's, she enjoys road trips on her Harley, most recently touring Route 66, Sturgis, and Highway 101. Teresa is competitive in powerlifting and holds several World, National, and State titles in Bench Press and Deadlift. She was inducted into her lifting federation Hall of Fame in 2013. 

Donna Lurie

Donna Lurie

Hearing Officer

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Donna Lurie was hired in May of 2013 as a Hearing Officer for the Civil Service Commission. She is in private practice with Lurie Workplace Solutions as a mediator, arbitrator, facilitator, and organizational development consultant. Ms. Lurie spent 29 years in Labor-Management relations as a negotiator, arbitration advocate, grievance representative, co-chair of numerous labor-management committees, creator of job classification systems, and in-house mediator and facilitator for several education associations and school districts in the Puget Sound area. She has a degree in Labor Relations from Pennsylvania State University and a Law degree from the University of Wisconsin. Ms. Lurie is active in the State Bar and King County Bar Association Dispute Resolution Sections.