Civil Service Commission


  • As Needed
  • City Council Chambers
    116 W Adams Street
    Creston, IA 50801


Member Term Expiration
Annette Rice
April 1, 2027
Will Shields
April 1, 2026
Galen Zumbach
April 1, 2026

Term Length

Commissioners serve on staggered, 4 year terms.

27.01 Purpose

The purpose of this chapter is to provide for the appointment, powers and duties of a Civil Service Commission in accordance with the requirements of State law.

27.02 Appointment & Term

A Civil Service Commission consisting of 3 members shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Council. Following appointment of the initial Commission according to law one member shall be appointed 1 year after each regular municipal election to hold office for a term of 4 years commencing the first Monday of April following such municipal election.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 400.1)

(Ord. 08-110 - July 08 Supp.)

27.03 Qualifications

Commissioners must be citizens of Iowa, eligible electors and residents of the City preceding their appointment. No person while on said Commission shall hold or be a candidate for any office of public trust.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 400.2)

27.04 Human Rights Commission

Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 27.03, when a human rights commission has been established, the director thereof shall ex officio be a member, without vote, of the Civil Service Commission.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 400.2)

27.05 Compensation

Civil service Commissioners shall serve without compensation.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 400.2)

27.06 Chairperson

The Commission shall elect a chairperson from among its members.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 400.4)

27.07 Clerk

The City Clerk shall be clerk of the Commission.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 400.4)

27.08 Records

The Civil Service Commission shall keep a record of all its meetings and also a complete individual service record of each civil service employee which record shall be permanent and kept up to date.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 400.4)

27.09 Rooms & Supplies

The Council shall provide suitable rooms in which the Commission may hold its meetings and supply the Commission with all necessary equipment and a qualified shorthand reporter or an electronic voice recording device to enable it to properly perform its duties.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 400.5)

27.10 Powers & Duties

The Commission shall administer the civil service procedure as contained in Chapter 400, Code of Iowa, (click to go to Code of Iowa Ch. 400) and amendments thereto and shall have, exercise and perform all powers and duties as provided thereby.