Commissioners & Staff

Joel A. Nark

Seattle Police Department
Appointed by: Employee Elected
Term: December 2020

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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

Appointed by: Mayor
Term: December 2021

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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.



Appointed by: Council
Andrea Scheele

Andrea Scheele

Interim 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

Administrative Staff Assistant, Civil Service Commissions

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Teresa was promoted in December 2003 to the position of Administrative Staff Assistant. Teresa has been with the City of Seattle since 2001.