Human Resources

The purpose of the human resources department is to support the goals and challenges of the City of Canton by providing services that promote a work environment that is characterized by fair treatment of staff, open communications, personal accountability, trust and mutual respect.  

It is the mission of the human resources department to develop, implement and support programs and processes that add value to the City of Canton and its employees, leading to improved employee welfare, empowerment, growth and retention.  We will seek and provide solutions to workplace issues that support and optimize the operating principles of this organization. This department is dedicated to partnering with the other city departments to maximize the potential of our greatest asset, our employees.  We are focused on delivering quality customer service and are committed to recruit, develop, reward and retain the very best workforce.

The City of Canton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, or any other class or status protected by law. This government entity participates in E-Verify®, an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration that allows participating employers like this government entity to verify electronically the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees and the validity of their Social Security Numbers.

Employer's E-Verify Number: 100870
Date of Authorization: February 8, 2008

We are always available to answer any questions. Please feel free to contact us.


Lorrie Waters, SPHR

Human Resources Director, 770.704.1524,, Fax: 770.720.3975 

Felicia Wright, PHR

Business & Personnel Analyst, 770.704.1503,, Fax: 770.720.3975