Richland City Hall is closed to the public until further notice. Residents can place utility payments in the drop box located on the southwest side of the building. Payments and requests for service can also be made on-line, by emailing or by calling (509) 942-1104.

Building department and planning applications, including plan submittals, will be accepted electronically. Contact 509-942-7794 or for more information. 

Personnel Committee

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  • City Hall - 625 Swift Blvd., Richland, WA 99352
  • Second Thursday of every other month (or as needed) - 4:00 pm

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are also available following approval.


 Term Expiration Date

Barbara Newell, Member

September 30, 2021 

Michael Simpson, Member

September 30, 2022 

Stephen Lorence,  Chair

September 30, 2020 


The Personnel Committee is responsible for:

  • Monitoring the administration and grading of competitive examinations;
  • Hearing appeals on disciplinary action resulting in suspension, demotion, reduction in pay or termination; 
  • Hearing appeals on alleged violations of the established personnel plan related specifically to hiring or promotional opportunities; and
  • Reviewing challenges to the reasonableness of the appointing authority's actions related to a reduction in force.


  • Cathleen Koch, Administrative Services Director and Staff Liaison - (509) 942-7392
  • Lacey Paulsen, Human Resources Generalist and Staff Liaison's Assistant - (509) 942-7392