Liz Brown

Human Resources

Elizabeth “Liz” Chieko Brown is an experienced executive-level Human Resources consultant with over 31 years serving Cities, Counties and Schools. Liz worked as the HR Director for the Cities of Santa Clara and Milpitas and in the County of San Benito.  Her expertise in human resources project management, updating policies and procedures, organizational assessments, coaching and oversight, and experience in serving as an HRIS implementation liaison between departments will provide client agencies with high-level professional support. She served as the County of Monterey’s HR Manager as well as for the City of Campbell.  Since retiring from the City of Santa Clara, Liz has been consulting as an HR professional working on a number of projects and interim positions.

Liz not only enjoys engaging with her peers in developing people and contributing towards the next generation.  Her passion is working and overseeing projects in collaboration with others to achieve a common goal or purpose. She also believes in volunteering and staying active in the community she lives in. She has notable experience in strategic human resource planning, employee relations, labor relations, executive recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, state and federal law and policy.

She is a Certified Human Resources Professional through International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA), has earned a Certification on Interest Based Bargaining (IBB) from Harvard University, and she is a graduate of Leadership Gilroy 2002.

She has worked and served as a panel member on a number of Santa Clara County Human Resource committees including the Santa Clara County Leadership Committee, the Santa Clara (SC) and San Mateo (SM) Counties Joint Next Generation Committee and a guest speaker on the topic of Labor Relations at CalPELRA.  Liz has received a commendation from the City of San Jose for participating on the Stanford Design Lab Project, collaborating between private, public and social sectors, to assist departments and public agencies on important initiatives and projects through Silicon Valley Talent Partnership.

She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Leadership from Saint Mary’s College of California and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources from San Jose State University.

In the January/February 2016 issue of Public Management magazine Liz had co-authored an article titled “Policing the 2016 Super Bowl Stadium, Santa Clara Has it Under Control” by Elizabeth Brown and Police Chief Michael Sellers.


Read the article published from Liz.

Policing the 2016 Super Bowl Stadium

Creative thinking and the expertise of multiple departments expands the possibilities to address a challenging situation.
By Elizabeth Brown and Michael Sellers
December 11, 2015
Policing the 2016 Super Bowl Stadium Article

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