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Commissioner Christian M. Halliburton
Mayoral appointee
Term:  2010 - 2012

 Commissioner Halliburton presently teaches Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, and Law and Religion at Seattle University School of Law.  He is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law and the University of California, Berkeley.  He began his legal career as a litigation associate with Perkins Coie, then served as a Law Clerk for US District Court Justice Barbara J. Rothstein. He joined Seattle University Law School in 2002, and was granted tenure in 2008.  Halliburton has won recognition for teaching skills and scholarship, and is a sought-after speaker for legal conferences and symposiums.  He is a former board member of the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, the Society of American Law Teachers, and the Advisory Board to the Vestry for the Parish of St. Mark’s Cathedral.

 



Commissioner Terry Carroll
Council appointee
Term: January 2009 – December 2010
 

Commissioner Carroll brings to the Commission a long history of judicial experience as a Prosecutor, Public Defender and Judge in addition to private practice. He currently is a Mediator and Arbitrator at Judicial Dispute Resolution, LLC, where he is the founder and owner.   He has served as the first Internal Investigations Auditor for SPD and chaired the Public Facilities District Board (that oversees Safeco Field). Also, Commissioner Carroll has served as a consultant to many law enforcement agencies regarding discipline matters.  He earned his B.A. at Seattle University and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. In addition, he continues to play in the Over 55 Senior Baseball League.


Commissioner Joel A. Nark
Employee electee
Term: May 2003 – December 2011

Civil service employees elected Joel A. Nark to the Public Safety Civil Service Commission in March of 2003.  Commissioner Nark has been with the Seattle Police Department since 1986, and currently works in patrol out of the Southwest precinct. He received his Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Eastern Washington University; served on the Seattle Police Athletic Association board for nine years; and also has served 10 years on the Board of Directors for the Bacon Bowl. Joel and his wife, Sharon, and their children, Conrad and Julia, live in West Seattle.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mary E. Effertz
Appointed by Commission
November 25, 2003

Mary Eleanor Effertz has been with the City of Seattle since 1998, when she began working at the Office for Civil Rights. She was promoted to her position at the Civil Service Commission in 1999 where she also served as Interim Executive Director in 2002. Born and raised in Minnesota, Mary earned her bachelors degree in Mass Communications from Mankato State University (MSU) and completed all coursework for a Masters degree in Political Science. Prior to coming to the Commission, Mary taught journalism courses at MSU for 11 years and also has 10 years experience as a paralegal. She is an award winning photographer and writer, has been published in several national magazines, and is a charter member of two non-profit organizations, Save the Kasota Prairie and Minors in Need of Resettlement. Mary has two children, Dylan and Wendy.


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