Ann Ritzma Named New Human Resources Director in Foster City Appointment Effective July 8 2013
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For Immediate Release: May 16, 2013
Contact: ‘Andra Lorenz, Management Analyst, (650) 286-3215, alorenz@fostercity.org

City Manager Jim Hardy is pleased to announce the appointment of Ann Ritzma as Foster City's new Human Resources Director beginning July 8, 2013. Foster City has been contracting for Human Resources Director services since September, 2011.

Ms. Ritzma will oversee Foster City's full service Human Resources Department, which is responsible for employee and labor relations, benefits administration, recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, organizational development, workers' compensation and all related aspects of Human Resources.

 An extensive Human Resources background has positioned Ms. Ritzma to carry on the tradition of excellent employee/employer relations that makes Foster City an employer of choice for a top quality workforce. She commented, "I am committed to utilizing my knowledge and experience in city government to further Foster City's ability to provide outstanding community services; to build an organization that not only responds to demands but is prepared for new challenges, services and roles in the community."

Most recently Ms. Ritzma has served as the Administrative Services Director for the City of Pacifica where she oversaw the Human Resources functions as well as the operations of the Finance and Information Technology Divisions.

Ms. Ritzma has a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from Golden Gate University. She has been employed in local government for over 26 years. During her career, the responsible positions she has held in a variety of departments have given her experience with all aspects of local government management.

"Our Human Resources Director and staff are key players in ensuring that we have the quality City employees that are so critical to providing the excellent City services that our community desires and deserves," said City Manager Jim Hardy. "Ann's thorough understanding of both Human Resources and the operational needs of local governments will allow her to continue the success Foster City has with recruiting, retaining and managing an excellent City workforce."

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