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Gabriella Bommer appointed as Human Resources Director

This is an image of HR Director Gabriella BommerThe City of Arvada has announced the appointment of Gabriella Bommer as Director of Human Resources. Bommer, who previously served as the City’s deputy human resources director, will succeed Linda Haley who was recently appointed as a second deputy city manager.

“With her breadth of human resources knowledge and profound dedication to the City team and community, Gabriella has every quality needed for this vital role,” said City Manager Mark Deven. “We look forward to her visionary leadership as we continue to build and maintain an exceptional team to meet the opportunities and challenges to come.”

Bommer has 28 years of human resources experience in both public and private sector environments, with 15 years serving in leadership roles. She joined the Arvada team in 2009 and was promoted to deputy director of human resources in 2017. Bommer served as acting director from March 2020 to September 2021 while Ms. Haley directed the City’s pandemic recovery efforts.

“Being the Director of Human Resources for the City of Arvada is a ‘dream big’ opportunity for me,” said Bommer. “Arvada is a truly special place, and I am honored and excited to serve the community and our City team in this new role, helping to make the City a great place to work for the next generation.”

Bommer holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and multiple professional certifications in human resources. She lives in Westminster with her husband, Kevin, and daughter, Christy. 

Attachment: Headshot of Gabriella Bommer (credit to City of Arvada)

About the City and the Human Resources Department

The City of Arvada is a superior customer-oriented organization that provides safety and protection, essential services, recreational opportunities, fiscal accountability, and strives for community enrichment and personal growth. The key to making this organization successful is having people who are dedicated to delivering superior services to enhance the lives of everyone in our community. The City’s Human Resources Department is responsible for recruiting, retaining, developing and supporting these great people. We serve as an internal consultant and strategic partner with all City departments to help them Dream Big and Deliver while promoting and fostering innovation, passion, and opportunity throughout the organization.


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