Bellingham Mayor Seth Fleetwood recently announced the appointment of Elizabeth Monahan as the City’s new Human Resources Department director. In this position, she will lead a team of 16 human resource professionals and serve on the Mayor’s executive-level department head team.
“We are happy to have Elizabeth join our team in this important role,” Mayor Fleetwood said. “She is a talented, experienced human resources professional who will be a strong champion for maintaining and enhancing our collaborative work environment, strengthening our employee recruitment and retention efforts, and furthering our equity and diversity goals.”
Monahan most recently served as the director of human resources for the Port of Bellingham. Prior to her more than 11 years with the Port, she was the labor relations manager for Western Washington University and held various human resources roles for Weyerhaeuser. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kalamazoo College and a master’s in labor and industrial relations from Michigan State University.