Rae Ann Ailts
The Department of Administration’s core function is to ensure that the City of New Richmond and New Richmond Utilities meet the expectations of elected officials, taxpayers and key stakeholders. Our job is to problem-solve and ensure that our community’s short and long-term health, safety and general welfare is prioritized and incorporated into all of our actions.
The City Administrator and Utility Manager serves as the Chief Administrative and Operating Officer for the City of New Richmond and New Richmond Utilities. Key responsibilities include overseeing day-to-day operations, administration of citywide projects, assistance with economic development and business retention within the City, budget preparation, and assisting all municipal departments within the City. The City Administrator serves at the discretion of the Mayor, City Council and New Richmond Utility.
The Human Resource Manager organizes, plans and develops the overall human resource function for the City of New Richmond in coordination with the City Administrator. Key functions include developing personnel policies and procedures based on legislative changes or Common Council requests, ensuring compliance with applicable employment laws, managing and administering benefits, as well as employee and labor relations. Additional responsibilities include assisting with the City’s overall hiring process, including recruitment and selection, employee on-boarding, and performance management activities.