Civil Service Commission

The City of Watertown Civil Service Commission performs legislative, executive, and judicial functions:

  • legislative when establishing rules having the force and effect of law
  • executive when administering the merit system, determining general policy, and establishing internal procedures
  • judicial when considering and resolving appeals of Civil Service Law

The Civil Service Commission serves the City of Watertown, Watertown City School District, Flower Memorial Library and Watertown Housing Authority. A full-time Executive Secretary works under the direction of the Civil Service Commission and their goal is to assist appointing authorities and department heads in the recruitment and selection of employees dedicated to providing essential services to the citizens of the City of Watertown.  

Term of Member: Six-year term appointed by the City Manager

Name of MemberTerm Expires
Edwin Thompson6/1/2024
Linda C. Dittrich6/1/2026
Yvonne F. Reff6/1/2028


Meetings are typically held on the third Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. in City Hall unless there is a scheduling conflict.  

Press Release Notice of Meetings for 2024 

Meeting Schedule, Agendas & Minutes

Civil Service Commission
245 Washington Street, Room 205
Watertown, NY  13601
Phone: (315) 785-7733
Fax: (315) 785-7737