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Archived News Release from 2005

For Immediate Release

Redwood City Appoints New Director of Human Resources

Redwood City, CA - August 22 , 2005 - Concluding a thorough, exhaustive search and evaluation process, Redwood City has hired a new Director of Human Resources. Mr. Robert Bell, currently the Human Resources Director for the City of Burlingame, will begin work for Redwood City on September 19th.

Mr. Bell’s depth of experience, professional credentials, and progressive attitude were key in the hiring decision. “Bob will bring a fresh perspective to our HR program, and take this already-innovative department to new levels of creativity and service,” said City Manager Ed Everett.

With over 18 years of professional experience in both public sector and private sector human resources, Mr. Bell notes that he is well-prepared to meet the challenges of coming into the larger Redwood City program. “I’m thrilled at the opportunity to work in such an innovative and contemporary organization as Redwood City,” said Mr. Bell. “My values-driven approach and entrepreneurial experience will greatly complement the professional staff here, and I look forward to helping Redwood City’s employees continue their tradition of exemplary work.”

The position of Redwood City’s Human Resources Director was vacated late last spring when the former director accepted a position elsewhere. Redwood City’s Human Resources Department consists of ten staff people who provide HR services to nearly 600 employees. The department is responsible for recruitments, employee development, benefits and legal administration, worker’s compensation, performance management, and personnel systems management. The department also has a selection of services which it offers on a fee basis to other cities, agencies, and private firms.

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and City government.

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Ed Everett
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