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 

Kalen Finn, Member

September 30, 2019 

Stephen Lorence,  Chair

September 30, 2020 


The responsibilities of this committee are:

  • Conducting investigations concerning the enforcement and effect of the provisions of the personnel ordinance
  • Hearing appeals and complaints
  • Monitoring the administration and grading of examinations
  • Reviewing any existing or proposed rules governing personnel 

Those individuals with experience in personnel management are especially encouraged to apply.


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