We’re some of the first people you meet as a successful employment applicant with the City of Keene and some of the last people wishing you well as you leave and keeping in touch after you retire.
As Human Resource professionals, we have moved beyond the traditional roles of policy enforcers and regulatory overseers to become partners, team players, and pioneers in delivering value to the hundreds of customers we serve—our management team, our employees, our retirees, our applicants, and others. We are focused on creating the practices that allow employees to contribute their very best and realize their full potential. We are committed to being a strategic partner with all City departments and serving as change agents as the City of Keene continues its efforts as a dynamic and highly-effective organization.
We understand that the City’s employees are our only advantage in providing outstanding services and amenities that enhance the quality of life for those who live, learn, and work in, as well as enjoy the City of Keene.
Elizabeth A. Fox - Beth is our Human Resources Director, also wearing one of the three Assistant City Manager hats. Beth is charged with supporting all activities to achieve an engaged, talented, and progressive workforce that will lead us to the vision of Keene’s Comprehensive Master Plan—to be the best community in America by 2028. She and her two staff members team with and encourage City employees to ensure they are supported and managed fairly, trained well, and assigned duties that accomplish the City’s goals in a cost-effective, efficient, and safe manner. Her goal is an empowered workforce, required to continually adapt and respond to community priorities, needs, and emerging issues in an ever-changing environment.
Beth comes to the City from the neighboring Town of Swanzey, where she served as Town Administrator. She is a member of the International City Management Association, the Society for Human Resource Management, the International Public Management Association for Human Resources, and the Municipal Managers of New Hampshire.
Vicki E. D. Flanders - Vicki serves as Human Resources Assistant for the City, administering employee benefits, Family & Medical Leave, and wellness programs. She works on a variety of projects to advance human resources objectives and assists with programs, events, and communications. In addition, Vicki provides support to various employee teams and serves as the department’s technical liaison.
She joined the City after five years at a local human services agency, where she was Associate Director of Human Resources. She holds the designations of Senior Professional in Human Resources through the Human Resources Certification Institute, Senior Certified Professional with the Society for Human Resource Management. Current memberships include the International Public Management Association for Human Resources and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), as well as the Greater Monadnock chapter of SHRM, where she serves on the Communications Committee.
Megan Young - Has been named a Human Resources Assistant for the City of Keene. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Previously, Megan held the position of HR/Payroll Coordinator at Erving School Union 28 in Massachusetts. Here, she will support diverse departments and employees related to human resources functions, with a focus on recruiting, supporting and developing talent, and risk management/workplace safety.