Human Resources Director
Kryss has worked for the City of Mercer Island for over 30 years, serving as the Cityís Human Resources Director since 2006. Kryss began her career with the City as a part-time temporary employee in 1984, and has since worked in the departments of Finance and the Development Services Group before moving to the Human Resources Department.
Kryss speaks on a variety of HR related topics, including performance management, leadership, customer service delivery, and resume and interview skill building. In her spare time, Kryss enjoys training for and participating in various obstacle course races and spending time with her two grown sons.
Certification in Human Resources Management, Seattle Pacific University
CEBS - Certified Employee Benefits Specialist
PHR - Professional in Human Resources
SPHR - Senior Professional in Human Resources
Certified Mediator - FMCS Institute for Conflict Management
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
Washington State Public Employers Labor Relations Association
National Public Employers Labor Relations Association
Society of Human Resources Management
International Personnel Management Association
What do you enjoy most about leading your department?
I have the best job because I have an incredible team! Itís all the people that work for the City that make it such a great place to work. Our team prides itself on delivering the highest level of customer service to our employees. Our goal is to make this work environment positive, productive, and fun when appropriate. We believe that our greatest asset are the people who work here. When people are happy doing their jobs, they do their best work.
What do you enjoy most about working for the City of Mercer Island?
Itís the people! I enjoy that I work with smart, talented, committed people who truly want to make a positive difference in the work they do for this community. Our four Citywide values are: 1) High Ethical Standards; 2) Outstanding Customer Service; 3) Teamwork; and 4) Leadership Development. Itís clear that these are the values that drive our staff to do their best work.
Boards & Commissions
Civil Service Commission
Address & Contact Information
Mercer Island City Hall
9611 SE 36th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: (206) 275-7792