Human Resources

The Human Resources Director is Jennifer Harrell. She performs managerial and administrative work focused on planning, organizing, and directing a comprehensive human resources management program for the City of Hendersonville.

Jennifer is responsible for the management of the human resources functions for the City of Hendersonville. Emphasis of the work is on defining operating policies and procedures for recruitment, selection and retention, employee relations, management and staff development, equal employment opportunity, classification and pay, employee benefits, performance review and merit pay, policy development, and personnel records.

The Human Resources Coordinator is Lu Ann Welter. She coordinates the employee wellness program, the safety program, and the customer service excellence program.

Deanna VanWyk is the Human Resources Analyst. She is is responsible for processing the City's employee payroll for approximately 275 full-time and 31 part-time employees, coordinating employee benefits coverage, withheld taxes; and maintaining all relevant records related to payroll.


It is the mission of Human Resources to:

  • Invest in our growing workforce
  • Advocate for employee empowerment
  • Ensure diversity
  • Stimulate open communication
  • Create a safe work environment
  • Promote employee wellness.

The City of Hendersonville is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap. The City of Hendersonville prohibits discrimination based on any of these characteristics.

View Employment Opportunities with the City of Hendersonville.



Located at: City Hall, Third Floor
160 Sixth Ave. E.
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Fax: 828/697-8645

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Human Resources Director
Telephone: 828/697-3003 Fax 828/697-8645

Human Resources Coordinator
Safety, Wellness, Customer Service
Telephone: 828/233-3204

Human Resources Analyst
Payroll, Benefits
Telephone 828/697-3020

Send employment verifications to Deanna Van Wyk