Doug McDaniel, who was director of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Human Resources Department since 2012, will retire in January 2022.
“We are grateful to Doug for his decade of exemplary service to our city,” said Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird. “He has shown impressive leadership in guiding the personnel, pension administration, risk management and labor relations priorities of our organization. Doug’s strong commitment to service has been evident throughout his work in this role, and we wish him a fulfilling retirement.
During his service as Director of Human Resources, McDaniel was part of the leadership team that developed a new human resources and payroll system for the city and county. The project was implemented last year and replaces a system that has been used by local government for over 40 years. The ministry has also invested in equity, diversity and inclusion work and recently improved the organization’s training and career development program based on recommendations from Director McDaniel.
“I have had the pleasure of serving two mayors and am grateful for the opportunity to serve the residents of Lincoln County and Lancaster,” said McDaniel. “There are very talented and dedicated employees across the city and county, and they take great pride in their work. It has been a rewarding experience working in the public sector, I made many friends here and appreciated the opportunity.
McDaniel’s last day with the department is January 10, 2022. An announcement regarding an interim director will be made soon.