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January 9, 2017


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County hires new human resources director

(Port Orchard, WA) - The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce the appointment of Nancy Buonanno Grennan as Director of Human Resources.  She will start her employment here January 17.

Ms. Buonanno Grennan comes to Kitsap County from King County where since 2011 she served as the Human Resources Director and interim Deputy Director of Metro Transit. She has worked in the field of labor relations and human resources for 25 years and possesses degrees in human resource management and law. She has extensive experience as a strategic advisor on key employment policies and coaching directors and managers at all levels of the organization.

“Nancy brings a proven history of creative problem-solving, familiarity with Lean tools and techniques and she knows Kitsap County; having served previously as the Labor Relations Manager, and then as County Administrator,” said Charlotte Garrido, chair of the Board of Commissioners.  “We are delighted to have Nancy re-join the Kitsap County team.  Her experience and skill set will be a great complement to our Human Resources Department while increasing Kitsap County’s reputation as a destination employer.”   

The Kitsap County Department of Human Resources provides human resources, labor relations and benefit services for 20 county offices and departments employing 1,180 employees.  The department reports to the County Administrator.

nancy Buonanno Grennan

Nancy Buonanno Grennan
Director, Kitsap County Department of Human Resources

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Last Updated: 
January 09, 2017