Human Resources

Welcome to the Human Resources Department!

We in Human Resources are dedicated to serving our employees with the support they need to continue providing high quality customer service to our citizens.  HR is responsible for management of the City’s personnel administrative functions. Our mission is to use fair and equitable practices to hire, develop, support, and retain a highly-qualified and diverse workforce. Our aim is to deliver excellent services to the community through innovation, collaboration, and human-centered decision making. HR's work includes administering the City’s civil service and merit systems, ensuring payment of workers’ compensation benefits to injured employees, assessing and managing risk, negotiating and administering labor agreements, ensuring equal employment opportunities for employees and applicants, recruiting talent, training and developing the City workforce, maintaining confidential employee records, conducting investigations and administering disciplinary procedures, upholding compliance with federal and state employment laws, and much more.

The City affords equal employment opportunity for all qualified employees and applicants as to all terms of employment, including compensation, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, discipline and termination. The City prohibits discrimination against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (forty (40) and over), sexual orientation, military and veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. (Gov’t Code § 12940(a).)


The Human Resources Office is Located at:

Eureka City Hall
531 K Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Working Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Our Staff:

Will Folger
Director of Human Resources

Emily Kitna
Senior Human Resources Analyst
(707) 441-4117

Sarah Henricksen
Human Resources Analyst I
(707) 441-4176

Selena Tomlinson
Senior Administrative Assistant
(707) 441-4124

Chris Crossley
Payroll Technician
(707) 441-4119

Paddy Garland
Payroll Technician
(707) 441-4116