The Edmond Sun

August 21, 2013

City names new director of human resources

The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — The City of Edmond this week announced the promotion of Lisa Goodpasture to fill the director of Human Resources department position. Goodpasture’s position change became effective Monday.

“We are excited that Lisa has accepted the director’s position,” said Assistant City Manager Steve Commons. “She is well-known and respected within our organization and has developed her skills through the years to prepare for this opportunity. Lisa’s knowledge of the city and our people will serve her well in leading our Human Resources Department.”

The city’s HR department oversees all employee hiring, retention, training and recognition programs.

Goodpasture has been employed by the City of Edmond for 24 years, including the past 19 years in the Human Resources department. Since 2007, she has served as the assistant director of Human Resources. Prior to that, she served the department as the manager of the Employment and Benefits area and as a benefits specialist.

Goodpasture will be paid an annual salary of $95,051.

She replaces Anita Breen who resigned after criminal felony charges were brought against her for allegedly unlawfully possessing two debit cards taken from a women’s wallet inside an Edmond Target on June 4.

Last week, the city’s Pension and Retirement Board approved retirement benefits for Breen, who will receive $1,331.07 per month beginning Sept. 1, said Larry Stevens, city manager.