Personnel Appeals Board

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Meet as needed  

City Code


The five (5) members of the Personnel Appeals Board make recommendations to the City Manager concerning action on employee grievances, demotions, suspensions, and dismissals that are referred to the Board for an opinion. The City Human Resources staff provides information and technical assistance to the Board as needed.


Members of the Personnel Appeals Board must reside within the Mesa City limits and cannot simultaneously hold any other City office. The Personnel Appeals Board does not hold regularly scheduled meetings but meets as needed. Members are expected to attend all meetings of the Board unless otherwise excused. If a Board member is absent without excuse from three (3) or more consecutive meetings, the Mayor may remove this member from the Board and appoint another (subject to City Council approval) to serve the remainder of the term.

Members of the Personnel Appeals Board are appointed by the Mayor with approval of the City Council for staggered terms of three (3) years. Members cannot serve more than two (2) complete consecutive terms. However a person may be reappointed to the Board no sooner than three (3) years from the expiration of his/her preceding term.



The Personnel Appeals Board has the responsibility to conduct hearings and make recommendations to the City Manager concerning the resolution of employee grievances or appeals of management action which have resulted in demotions, suspensions, or dismissals.





Mr. Jon Nielson Appointed  10/7/2019  Term Expires: 6/30/2022
Mr. Jack Milligan       Appointed  1/27/2020   Term Expires: 6/30/2022
Mr. Nicholas McLain, Board Chairperson          Re-appointed  7/2/2018  Term Expires: 6/30/2021
Mr. Patrick Braatz Appointed 7/3/2017  Term Expires: 6/30/2020
Ms. Deborah Reyes Re-appointed 7/3/2017  Term Expires: 6/30/2020