Percy Duran III, Member
Percy Duran is a graduate of UCLA law school. Mr. Duran was past Director of the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund in Los Angeles. He was later appointed Director of a program in The Federal Home Loan Bank in Washington DC by President Jimmy Carter. During this time, he was elected President of the Latino Bar Association of D.C. Mr. Duran was then appointed Peace Corp Country Director of three countries: the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Turks and Caicos by United States President Ronald Reagan. Upon his return to Los Angeles he was appointed President of the Board of Public Works by Mayor Tom Bradley and reappointed by Mayor Richard Riordan. He was previously the Vice Chair with the Sybil Brand Commission appointed by Supervisor Hilda Solis. At the present time he is Chairman of the US Commission of Civil Rights appointed by President Obama, President of the Youth Policy Institute Recipient of the Promise Neighbor Hood grant and various grants from the Obama Administration and Mayor Garcetti Administration, and a member of The Board of Directors of the Braille Institute.
Naomi Nightingale, President
Naomi Nightingale was appointed by former 2nd District Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. She retired after serving 28 years in the public transportation industry. She formally managed the district operations of then CA State Senator, Diane E. Watson. She manages her consultant firm, Nightingale & Associates and is very active in her community.
Heidi Segal, Member
Heidi Segal was appointed by 3rd District Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. She formerly directed the Youth Justice Program at the Vera Institute of Justice in New York City and practiced criminal law at the Legal Aid Society. She currently provides consulting services to non-profit organizations and holds leadership positions in a number of Jewish and faith-based organizations locally and nationally.
John Donner, Member
John Donner was appointed following nomination by 4th District Supervisor Hahn. He is retired from AT&T Corporation. Donner serves on the 211 LA County Board of Directors and Los Angeles County Library Foundation Board of Directors.
Hon. Dickran M. Tevrizian (Ret.), Member
Dickran M. Tevrizian was appointed following nomination by Supervisor Kathryn Barger. He currently serves as a mediator with JAMS after serving more than 32 years of his legal career on both the federal and state trial courts, where he served 22 of those years on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
County Charter, Article IX and Chapter 6.98 of the Los Angeles County Code.
NUMBER OF MEMBERS
By Board of Supervisors.
TERM OF OFFICE
Each member of the Commission shall be appointed for a four-year term and shall serve until a successor is appointed and qualified. Any vacancy on the Commission shall be filled by the Board of Supervisors for a full four-year term beginning on the date of appointment. Each member shall be an elector of the County. The Board of Supervisors by a four-fifths vote of all the members may remove a member of the Commission during his or her term of office, but only upon stating in writing the reasons for such removal and allowing such member an opportunity to be publicly heard in his or her own defense.
For each day during which he attends an official meeting of the Civil Service Commission, each Commissioner shall be entitled to receive compensation at the rate of $150 per day, not to exceed sixty-five days in each fiscal year. A Civil Service Commissioner shall receive no compensation for service as a hearing officer; service on a hearing board; or for preparing a written report based on such hearing.
Wednesday of each week at 9:30 a.m. in Room 522, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, 90012.
To serve as an appellate body for appeal of allegations of political discrimination and for discrimination based on race, sex, color, national origin, religious opinions or affiliations or handicap made by County employees regardless of status, and by applicants for employment, and discharges and reductions of permanent employees.