The Seattle City Council voted unanimously for the reappointment of Political Science Professor Angelique M. Davis as a member the Civil Service Commission. Her term runs through December 31, 2018. Davis is the 2015 Chair of the Commission.
The Civil Service Commission is a three member, impartial, quasi-judicial body. Its responsibilities include hearing appeals involving the disciplinary actions and alleged violations of the City Charter, Personnel Rules and the Personnel Ordinance and submitting recommendations to the Mayor and the City Council related to the City's Personnel System.
The Mayor and the City Council each appoint a member to the Commission and the City's Civil Service employees elect a member. Each member serves for a three-year term. Davis is the City Council appointee.
Davis, who received her JD from the University of Washington, is an associate professor in the Political Science Department and holds associate appointments in the Global African Studies and Women and Gender Studies Departments.
Davis focuses her research on critical race theory. Her current scholarship examines the reinvention of white supremacy in the 21st century and the role of mothers in the Black Lives Matter movement.