Commissioners & Staff

Joel A. Nark

Commissioner
Seattle Police Department
Appointed by: Employee Elected
Term: December 2023

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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 children, Conrad and Julia, live in West Seattle.

Stacy Connole

Chairperson
Appointed by: Mayor
Term: January 2022 - December 2024

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Stacy Connole most recently held the position of Associate General Counsel at Nordstrom where she worked for ten years. At Nordstrom, she worked as senior employment counsel and Crisis Management Director. After graduating from Smith College in 1999 and the University of Washington School of Law in 2002, Stacy was a litigator at Foster Pepper (now known as Foster Garvey). She was then at the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, first in the criminal division, and later as a Senior Deputy Prosecutor in the civil division's employment law unit. There, Stacy advised several County departments on wide-ranging employment issues in addition to managing myriad employment litigation matters. Stacy's pride and joy is her family.



 







Dorothy Y. Leggett

Commissioner
Appointed by: Council
Term: December 2022

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Dorothy Leggett is currently a Staff Attorney for Eastside Legal Assistance Program, where she assists survivors of domestic violence with civil Protection Orders and family law cases. She also runs the Medical Legal Partnership program at several community health centers in King County. Dorothy graduated from University of California-Davis and received her Master's in Public Policy from the College of William and Mary. After college, she worked for nine years as a policy analyst for several state and federal agencies, including the Congressional U.S. Government Accountability Office. She later obtained her Law Degree from Loyola Law School-Los Angeles and began her legal career working as Staff Counsel for a state run worker's compensation insurance carrier in California. In her spare time Dorothy enjoys gardening and going on adventures with her husband and son.






Andrea Scheele

Andrea Scheele

Executive Director

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Andrea Scheele is the Executive Director of the City's Civil Service Commission and Public Safety Civil Service Commission and leads the CIV department. 

Andrea has worked as an employment and labor attorney and HR professional since 2005. She began working for the City of Seattle in 2014, and joined the civil service commissions since 2019. Andrea lives in West Seattle with her family and when she's not at work, enjoys working in her garden.



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.