Redmond City Council approved Mayor John Marchione’s appointment of Darrell Lowe as the city’s new chief of police and Cathryn Laird as the new human resources director at the Sept. 3 meeting.
“Both Darrell and Cathryn bring great knowledge, leadership skills and professional expertise to their new roles at the city of Redmond,” Marchione said in a press release. “Darrell’s years of experience at the city of Santa Monica provide us a valuable asset as we manage a changing city. Cathryn has a proven track record at the city and I’m confident she will continue to be successful as the new human resources Director.”
Lowe is a 27-year veteran of the Santa Monica Police Department with experience as division commander, executive officer and captain. Lowe has a master’s degree in emergency services administration from California State University Long Beach and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from California State University Northridge. He has designed training courses that are now the state standard for California and is a contributing author of Department of Justice guidebooks. Lowe is also an adjunct professor at two California colleges.
“I am humbled and honored to join the fine women and men of the Redmond Police Department as their chief,” Lowe said in the release. “I am also excited to join the city’s collaborative executive team as we continue to provide exceptional service to the citizens of Redmond.”
Laird has more than 20 years of human resources management experience. Her experience includes three and a half years with the city of Redmond, most recently as deputy human resources director and acting human resources director since February. Laird has a communications degree from Western Washington University, with a minor in business administration. She has her professional human resources certification from the Society of Human Resources Management.
“I am honored and excited to be appointed as the city of Redmond’s human resources director,” Laird said in the release. “I look forward to supporting our dedicated HR team and continuing to invest in the city of Redmond staff.”