Terry Walsh, who has been with the City of Kennewick for over 28 years, and has served in her current role as Executive Director of Employee and Community Services for the last 10 years, will retire on December 31, 2019. As a member of the senior leadership team, she leads the efforts of Human Resources, Parks and Recreation and Economic Development.
Terry has been engaged in many areas of the community serving on the Historic Downtown Kennewick Association, leading the Kennewick’s Art Commission, serving as the City’s Executive Ambassador for Junior Achievement, just to name a few. The economic development successes under her leadership have been numerous and will continue to impact our community for years to come. Earlier this year, Terry was presented the ATHENA leadership award by the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce in recognition of her professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their attainment of leadership skills.
“Terry’s legacy is highlighted by significant contributions to Kennewick and our greater Tri-Cities region for her efforts in working with the Port of Kennewick, the Kennewick School District, the Army Corps of Engineers, Historic Downtown Kennewick Partnership and many others to develop partnerships and projects which have truly enhanced our quality of life,” said City Manager Marie Mosley.
The City will not be filling the Executive Director position after Terry Walsh’s retirement and will instead be realigning several areas of responsibility to include moving Economic Development to the Community Planning Department.
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