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Commissioner Mary Wideman-Williams Elected as 2022 Commission Chair

At the December 20, 2021 Civil Service Commission monthly meeting, the Commission unanimously elected Mary Wideman-Williams to serve as the 2022 Chair. 

Commissioner Wideman-Williams was appointed in February 2020 by then Mayor Jenny Durkin for a term ending December 31, 2023.  

Mary Wideman-Williams is a leadership and organizational effectiveness trainer, instructor, and speaker. As Founder and Principal Consultant of MWW Enterprises, she engages with organizations to deliver impactful workshops and presentations. Mary served the City of Seattle in a variety of senior leadership roles over a 20-year career, most recently as the Deputy Director/Chief Operating Officer at Seattle Center. Mary earned an MPA 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.

Congratulations to Chair Wideman-Williams! 

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Governor's Proclamation 20-28 Open Public Meetings Act and Public Records Act has been extended   

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LaBelle v. Parks-CSC No. 21-01-041


January 17, 2022-Martin Luther King Jr. Day