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9611 SE 36th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Phone: 206.275.7794
Fax: 206.275.7663
Contact: Laura Tawney
Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (Mon - Fri)
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Human Resources

Click here for more information about Mercer Island earning the 2011 WellCity Award
Click here for more information about Mercer Island earning the 2011 WellCity Award

The City of Mercer Island is known throughout the region as a quality employer. Our Human Resource policies support families, healthy lifestyles and on-going career training and development. Our benefits packages are comprehensive and our salaries are competitive. We value our employees.


The City of Mercer Island exists to provide services that are requested by our citizens and mandated by law. Being an employee of the City of Mercer Island means joining a team of people committed to a common vision.

The vision is best described by four principles that guide our service delivery:

  • Valuing our employees and helping them to be committed to making our vision happen.
  • Serving our customers well through both attitude and action.
  • Working in teams the advantages of teamwork show in the delivery of quality products and employee satisfaction.
  • Anticipating and planning for future community needs through a process of continuous improvement and innovation.


The Human Resources Department is staffed by the Human Resources Director, Human Resources Specialist, and Payroll Specialist.  

The Human Resources Department is responsible for planning, organizing, developing, and administering uniform human resources policies, procedures, programs and services. Human Resources provides technical advice and decision making in all areas of human resource administration, including recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, performance management, benefits administration, labor relations, HRIS system administration, training programs, payroll processing, and employee relations. 


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