Human Resources

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

Lu Ann Welter is the Employee Development & Training Officer. She plans, coordinates and directs employee development, training, wellness and service excellence programs. 

Deanna VanWyk is the Payroll & Benefits Officer. She is is responsible for processing the City's employee payroll for approximately 285 full-time and 31 part-time employees, coordinating employee benefits coverage, withheld taxes; and maintaining all relevant records related to payroll.

Steve Alverson is the Risk & Safety Officer. He plans, coordinates and administers various risk management programs including employee safety, worker's compensation, property and liability. 

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 

Human Resources Coordinator
Employee Development and Training Officer
Telephone: 828/233-3204

Human Resources Coordinator
Payroll and Benefits Officer
Telephone 828/697-3020

Human Resources Coordinator
Risk and Safety Officer
Telephone 828/233-9153


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