The Olympian (Olympia, Washington)
The City of Lacey hired a new public affairs and human resources director to replace retiring director Merri Lannoye.
Lannoye retired as the human resources director after 26 years with the city. Liz Gotelli, human resources director for the City of Vancouver, will replace Lannoye.
Gotelli starts work with the city on Sept. 24.
“Liz exemplifies the broad qualities the city was looking for in its new director,” said City Manager Scott Spence in a news release. “Her demonstrated experience and leadership in municipal government operations and community relations will serve Lacey extremely well.”
Gotelli spent eight years in Vancouver where she was responsible for employee and labor relations, recruitment, benefit administration and staff development. Her previous experience includes serving as manager of the city’s Procurement Services Department and as an analyst in the city’s Public Works and Capital Budget offices.
Gotelli has a Master’s degree in urban planning, a Master’s of Science degree in public affairs from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Art’s degree in political science from the University of California-Berkeley. She is a member of the National Public Employer Relations Association, International Public Management Association for Human Resources and the Society for Human Resources Management.
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