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Human Resources Executive Profile

Effective August 16, 2021, Shelby Fritz was appointed as the Human Resources Director. As Human Resources Director, Ms. Fritz is responsible for overseeing services provided to City of Tacoma departments including employee recruitment, selection, and hiring; employee relations; classification and compensation; benefits; disability and leaves management; Equal Employment Opportunity compliance; continuous improvement; and training and development.


Ms. Fritz joined the City of Tacoma in June 2017 to co-lead the Human Resources Department’s Talent Services Division. Prior to coming to the City of Tacoma, she served as Human Resources Director for Clover Park Technical College, Human Resources Manager for the University of Washington School of Medicine’s Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry, and Director of Academic Human Resources, along with several other roles, at the University of Washington Tacoma.



MBA, University of Washington Tacoma, 2007

BA in Business Administration, University of Washington Tacoma, 2001

Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Certification, Human Resources Certification Institute

Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), Society for Human Resources Management


Fritz, Shelby

Shelby Fritz

Human Resources Director