Human Resources

Meet the Director

Jennifer Fennema

Jennifer Fennema

Director of Human Resources


Department Telephone: 702-267-1940
Department Fax: 702-267-1903
Email: Contact Henderson

Professional Biography:

Jennifer Fennema was named Director of Human Resources in March 2014.  She is responsible for optimizing the city’s organizational effectiveness by attracting, developing and retaining a talented and diverse workforce in a safe and productive work environment.

Before her appointment, Jennifer served as the Human Resources Administrative Services Manager after she joined the city as the Department of Utility Services HR Business Partner in 2010.

From 2008 to 2010, Jennifer was the Director of Human Resources at Atlas Pipeline in Tulsa, Oklahoma, serving the natural gas midstream company’s employees in Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas.  She previously worked in human resources positions for the City of Henderson from 2001 to 2008, Aristocrat Technologies and Montana State University.

Active in the community and in her profession, she was a member of Leadership Tulsa and served as a board member for the nonprofit Clarehouse in Tulsa.  Jennifer is also a 2018 graduate of Leadership Henderson and is an IPMA-HR Senior Certified Professional.  She currently serves as a Board Member at Large for Nevada PELRA and is an active member of IPMA-HR.

Jennifer is a graduate of Montana State University with a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication. She has been a resident of Southern Nevada since 2000.