Human Resources

The Human Resources Department is responsible for labor and employee relations, job classification and compensation, pay equity, employee benefits, safety program and workers compensation, employee records, personnel policy administration, contract negotiations, and administration of the Employee Assistance Program.
Faribault Ordinance Books
Human Resources coordinates the hiring process for all full-time, part-time, and seasonal City of Faribault employment opportunities at:

  • Buckham Memorial Library
  • City Hall
  • Fire Department
  • Community Center
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Police Department
  • Public Works

City staff recognized at Employee Luncheon

City staff were recognized on Oct. 26 during the annual Employee Recognition Program. The following permanent full/part-time employees are celebrating employment anniversaries with the City of Faribault:

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Administration

15 YEARS OF SERVICE

Tim Murray, City Administrator

5 YEARS OF SERVICE

Heather Slechta, City Clerk

PROMOTED EMPLOYEE

Brad Phenow, Communications Manager 

Community & Economic Development

20 YEARS OF SERVICE

Peter Waldock, Planning & Zoning Coordinator

PPROMOTED EMPLOYEE

Dave Wanberg, Community & Economic Development Director 

Fire & Code Services

20 YEARS OF SERVICE

Patrick Degrood, Paid On-Call Firefighter

John Milewski, Fire Captain 

5 YEARS OF SERVICE

John Rued, Building Official

Daniel Gruber, Paid On-Call Firefighter

Benjamin Jirik, Paid On-Call Firefighter

NEW EMPLOYEES

Sean Majewski, Building Inspector I 

Tassja Muchow, Administrative Assistant I 

Steve Breckenridge, Property Maintenance and Fire Code Inspector

Engineering

5 YEARS OF SERVICE

Mark Duchene, City Engineer

PROMOTED EMPLOYEE

Dale Drentlaw, Engineering Supervisor

Human Resources

PPROMOTED EMPLOYEES

Kevin Bushard, HR Director

Donna Braun, HR Assistant

Library Services

20 YEARS OF SERVICE

Delane James, Library Director

10 YEARS OF SERVICE

Deni Buendorf, Children’s Librarian 

5 YEARS OF SERVICE

Julia Bruessel, Receptionist 

Derek Herauf, Library Technician

PROMOTED EMPLOYEE

Derek Herauf, Library Technician 



Library (Con't)

NEW EMPLOYEES

Austin Krippner, Receptionist 

Kayla Finne, Receptionist

Jamie Springer, Receptionist 

Parks and Recreation

25 YEARS OF SERVICE

Paul Peanasky, Parks & Recreation Director

15 YEARS OF SERVICE

Denise Hansen, Administrative Coordinator

Mike Tusa, Light Equipment Operator

10 YEARS OF SERVICE

Denise Stewart, Fitness Coordinator

5 YEARS OF SERVICE

Matt Valentyn, Light Equipment Operator

NEW EMPLOYEE

Devin Pewowaruk, Recreation Coordinator

Jon Myrick, Light Duty Custodian

Tate Olson, Receptionist

Ashley Krenske, Receptionist

Isaac Erickson, Light Equipment Operator

PROMOTED EMPLOYEES

Denise Hansen, Administrative Coordinator

Kevin O’Brien, Recreation Superintendent

Stacy Murphy, Administrative Assistant

Police

10 YEARS OF SERVICE

Josh Sjodin, Police Officer

NEW EMPLOYEES

Nolan Vikla, Police Officer

Holt Goodwin, Police Officer

Hayleigh VanHeuveln, Community Service Officer II

Emily Braun, Records Specialist

Jason Witt, Police Officer 

Leonel Garcia-Pina, Community Service Officer II

Public Works

25 YEARS OF SERVICE

Travis Block, Public Works Director

5 YEARS OF SERVICE

Travis Craig, Water/Sewer Operator

Nick Nagel, Water/Sewer Operator

NEW EMPLOYEES

Danielle Radtke, Administrative Coordinator

Bryan Glynn, Water/Sewer Operator 

Joseph Schull, Wastewater Operator

Kyle Kobe, PW Streets Superintendent