Civil Service


The Mount Vernon Fire Department is uring residents to put “Safety First” this holiday season. Recognizing that the season is a time when family and friends get together, to have a good time and enjoy one another’s company, think about giving gifts that can help keep them safe. Consider gifting someone you know a quality fire extinguisher, flashlight and batteries or light sticks. A first-aid kit, carbon Monoxide detector, mobile phone or second floor escape ladder are also neat stocking stuffers.


Mount Vernon will celebrate the holiday season in City Hall Plaza on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. Mayor Ernest D. Davis hopes the celebration will help residents get into the spirit this holiday season. “It’s been a tough year for so many people. This is the season when we all need to spread as much cheer as we can,” said Mayor Davis.

This year’s holiday tree was donated by American Christmas, a Mount Vernon design company responsible for magnificent displays at such notable retailers as Saks Fifth Avenue, Radio City Music Hall, Bloomingdale’s, Bergdorf Goodman, Rockefeller Center, J Crew, and dozens of other well-known retail and entertainment venues. Besides the 20 foot tree decorated with LED lights standing in front of City Hall, American Christmas also generously decorated trees for the police and fire departments.

Santa will be on hand to greet youngsters and a special appearance by the colorfully attired “Three Kings,” wise men of biblical teachings that are popular in the Spanish speaking countries.  Three Kings are supposed to represent the journey from distant lands to Bethlehem while bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh upon the birth of baby Jesus.

Holiday performances will be provided by the Columbus School Band, The Westchester Marching Cobras, Young at Arts and the Mayor’s Interfaith Choir.

In the event of rain, the festivities will be held on the ground floor of city hall.


9/24/12 – Gold Star Mother’s Ceremony

Gold Star Mother’s Ceremony 

Mount Vernon, New York, September 22, 2012 –The City of Mount Vernon and the Central Committee for Veterans Affairs will hold a ceremony to honor its Gold Star Mothers, women who have lost children in combat, on Monday, September 2 4, 2012 at 11 a.m. in Hartley Park on Gramatan and Lincoln Avenues. Click here to read more.

Civil Service Commission’s Meeting Schedule 2011

Listed below is the Civil Service Commission’s monthly meeting schedule for 2011.

Please note special meetings may be scheduled to address urgent matters. When such occurs, a meeting notice will be posted on the City of Mount Vernon’s website, In the event a public hearing becomes necessary, the Commission will adhere to the contractual obligation of providing 30 days advance notice to the labor unions.

All meetings are open to the public and will convene at 4:30 PM at City Hall in the Memorial Room located on the 2nd Floor.

If you would like to speak at the meeting, please go to the Civil Service office located in room 14 on the ground floor to sign-up.

January 18, 2011 July 11, 2011
February 14, 2011 August – No Meeting
March 14, 2011 September 12, 2011
April 11, 2011 October 10, 2011
May 9, 2011 November 21, 2011 (was 11/14)
June 13, 2011 December 5, 2011 (was 12/12; meeting and public hearing)