City of Redmond Hires New Human Resources Director
December 05, 2013 Anne Marie Peacock

Redmond, WA - Redmond Mayor John Marchione has announced the appointment of Mellody Matthes as the new Human Resources Director for the City of Redmond. Matthes currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent of the Tukwila School District and has worked in the field of education for more than 25 years. She has a broad range of experience in human resources to include, labor relations, contract negotiations, as well as compensation and classification reviews.

“It is a privilege to have the opportunity to work in Redmond and be part of Mayor Marchione’s team and support the City’s vision in offering excellent human resources services,” says Mellody Matthes.

“Mellody brings hands-on experience to head our human resources department,” states Mayor Marchione. “Her well-rounded background makes her an excellent director for our executive team, and I look forward to her professional leadership investment to the City of Redmond employees.”

Matthes is a graduate of Washington State University with a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership; Masters in Educational Administration and a Bachelors in Speech and Drama.

She is a member of numerous professional associations including the Washington Association of School Administrators, Washington Employee Relations Network, and the City of Tukwila Diversity and Equity Commission to name a few. Additionally, Matthes received the Oak Harbor School District Administrator of the Year award while serving as the Executive Director of Human Resources.

Media Advisory on Interviews: Matthes was confirmed by Council on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd and will start work on Thursday, Jan. 2nd. Matthes will have a formal swearing in ceremony to be announced and formal interviews will be scheduled with the new Human Resources Director.