Kitsap County hires new human resources director

PORT ORCHARD — Nancy Buonanno Grennan has been appointed director of Kitsap County human resources by the board of commissioners. Buonanno Grennan will begin work Jan. 17.

She comes to the county from King County government, where since 2011 she served as the human resources director and interim deputy director of Metro Transit. Buonanno Grennan has worked in labor relations and human resources for 25 years and has degrees in human resource management and law.

According to a county news release, the new director has “extensive experience as a strategic advisor on key employment policies and coaching directors and managers at all levels of the organization.” She previously worked in Kitsap County government, the county said.

“Nancy brings a proven history of creative problem-solving, familiarity with Lean tools and techniques, and she knows Kitsap County,” said Charlotte Garrido, board of commissioners chair. “We are delighted to have Nancy re-join the Kitsap County team. Her experience and skill set will be a great complement to our human resources department while increasing Kitsap County’s reputation as a destination employer.”

The Kitsap County Department of Human Resources provides human resources, labor relations and benefit services for 20 county offices and departments employing 1,180 employees. The department reports to the county administrator.