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The Human Resources department provides a centralized source of support and assistance to the City related to its need for the management of human resources.

Human Resource Management

Specific functions include providing general personnel administration, recruitment and selection, training and development, health and wellness, employee relations, compensation and benefits administration, Human Relations Council, Youth Council, and a city-wide customer service program.

Risk Management

The Risk Management division provides services for the municipality that includes safety, liability insurance management, worker’s compensation, OSHA compliance, and third party claims against the City. In addition, this department implements goals and special projects as may be assigned by the City Council.

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132 N. Main St. (2nd Floor)
Salisbury, NC 28144

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Administration: (704) 638-5217
Fax: (704) 638-8454

Ruth Kennerly


Ruth Kennerly

(704) 638-2168 |

Ruth’s responsibilities include complex, professional work planning, organizing and directing the activities of the Human Resources Department including recruitment and selection, affirmative action, safety and worker's compensation and employee benefits administration, assisting the city manager with general management, supervision and coordinating the activities various city departments, citizens, other governmental organizations and outside agencies, and related work as apparent or assigned.

Souwan Kiengkham


Souwan Kiengkham

(704) 638-2116 |

Souwan serves as a strategic partner supporting the city on recruitment and retention efforts, project management of HRIS updates, and HR liaison to various departments. He also performs technical work including but not limited to salary administration, administering personnel policies, personnel records management, onboarding and training.


Jennifer Silvia


Jennifer Silvia

(704) 638-5217 |

Jennifer is responsible for benefits administration, health & wellness, retirement, is a liaison to departments, and assisting with recruitment and retention. She also performs technical work assisting with reviewing and analyzing various documents, conducting research, policy administration, and assisting employees.

Samuel Dean Ewart


Samuel (Dean) Ewart

(704) 638-2166 |

The Human Resources Coordinator performs a variety of specialized administrative and program support duties in the City’s Human Resources Department.

Jason Brewera


Jason Brewer

(704) 638-5226 |

The Risk Manager performs intermediate professional work planning, coordinating and administering various risk management programs including employee safety, worker's compensation and property and causality claims, preparing and maintaining appropriate files and records, preparing reports, and related work as apparent or assigned. The Risk Manager's work involves setting policies and goals under the direction of the Human Resources Director.

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