Civil Service Commission

The Civil Service Commission was established by Ordinance 773 on April 9, 1934 and was later amended by Ordinance 4379 pursuant to the provisions of A.C.A. 14-51-201; this changed the membership from five members to seven members. The Commission is responsible for examining and establishing eligibility lists for appointments and promotions within the Police and Fire Departments.  The Commission also acts upon appeals of disciplinary actions.

Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations


Michele Bechhold
Human Resources
(479) 575-8314


Staggered six-year terms, ending March 31.


The Commission shall be composed of seven members who must be citizens and residents of Fayetteville for at least three years immediately preceding their appointment.  The Board of Civil Service Commissioners shall, annually, on the first Monday of May select one (1) of the commissioners to serve as chairman of the commission. 

  • Seven Members from the public-at-large.


Vacancies on the Commission are filled by appointment from the governing body of the city.

Public Notification

A weekly meetings list is prepared by the City Clerk office which is distributed to the press and posted on the City’s web site:

Meeting Times

Meetings are held whenever needed to administer tests and update eligibility lists. Meetings are generally held during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

City of Fayetteville Appointees

Position Name Address Phone Terms
Chair Earl Buddy Chadick PO Box 3618, Fayetteville, AR 72702-3618 (479) 957-0502 04/01/2010 thru 03/31/2016
Vice Chair Warren J. McDonald 435 North Washington Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 521-1326 01/01/2013 thru 03/31/2017
Secretary Betty Martin 2825 E. Weston Pl., Fayetteville, AR 72703 (479) 442-4059 04/01/2013 thru 03/31/2020
Bo Bittle 975 N. Eastwood Drive, Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 283-7374 04/01/2014 thru 03/31/2020
Jules Beck 2377 North Juneway Terrace, Fayetteville, AR 72703 (479) 587-9205 04/01/2014 thru 03/31/2019
Michael Ferguson 4273 E. Oakmont Drive, Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 251-8336 04/01/2006 thru 03/31/2018
Peggy Hart 521 E. Ash, Fayetteville, AR 72703 (479) 582-9481 04/01/2005 thru 03/31/2017