City of Kenner Civil Service Board
As established by the City of Kenner Home Rule Charter, the Kenner Civil Service Board is a five member Board of electors of Kenner, who hold no other position in City government, who have resided in the City for at least two years, and who are known to be in sympathy with the merit priniciples of public administration. Board members serve without compensation. Members are appointed by the four local universities and the local bar association, and ratified by City Council. Board members may not participate or engage in any political activity.
The Board serves to review and adopt the classification plan, the pay plan and the personnel rules. The Board shall also conduct investigations and take actions on complaints by any employee of the Classified Service and order the appointing authority to act; conduct hearings on dismissals, demotions and other disciplinary matters as provided in the rules; exercise witness and record subpoena powers; appoint a Civil Service Director when a vacancy occurs; make any investigations it deems desirable concerning Civil Service management in the City Service and report its findings to the City Council; perform such other policy-making and quasi-judicial duites as may be required under the rules as developed; and make, alter, amend and promulgate rules necessary to carry out effectively the Civil Service.
Civil Service Board Members
Mr. David Richardson, Chairman
Mr. Richardson was appointed by the University of New Orleans. He has been a member of the Board since August 2007. Mr. Richardson's current term of service to the Board is January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2019.
Ms. Virginia Williams
Ms. Williams was appointed by Tulane University. She has been a member of the Board since May 2016. Ms. William's current term of service to the Board is May 4, 2016 to December 31, 2019.
Dr. Abdalla Darwish
Dr. Darwish was appointed by Dillard University. He has been a member of the Board since December 2006. Dr. Darwish's current term of service to the Board is January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2020. In 2014 he was a recipient of the Monte M. Lemann Award presented by the Louisiana Civil Service League.
Ms. Terry Beth Deffes
Ms. Deffes was appointed by Loyola University. She has been a member of the Board since December 2018. Ms. Deffes' current term of service to the Board is December 21, 2018 to December 31, 2021.
Mr. Keith Credo
Mr. Credo was appointed by the Jefferson Bar Association. He has been a member of the Board since January 2019. Mr. Credo's current term of service to the Board is January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2022.
Civil Service Board Meetings
Please contact the Civil Service Department for a list of scheduled meetings.