City of F.C. Names New HR Director

New City of Falls Church HR director Dianne Lowther. (Photo: City of Falls Church)
New City of Falls Church HR director Dianne Lowther. (Photo: City of Falls Church)

The City of Falls Church has announced that Dianne Lowther has been named the new human resources director for the City. Lowther replaces longtime HR director Richard Parker who retired last November after 30 years of service.

According to a press release, Lowther comes to Falls Church with more than 18 years of service in the public and private sector with time spent working for Arlington County, City of New London, Con. and at public schools in Waterford, Con. “I am pleased that Ms. Lowther is joining the Falls Church team. She brings experience in human resource management that will strengthen the City’s workforce and how we serve to the citizens of Falls Church,” said F.C. City Manager Wyatt Shields in the release.


“I look forward to working with the city manager and human resources staff toward our shared goals of customer service, excellence, diversity, teamwork and professionalism,” said Lowther. “I’m ready to serve employees throughout the organization and continue making the City of Falls Church one of the best places to work.”

Lowther holds a Master of Science in Labor and Industrial Relations/Human Resources from the University of Rhode Island and a Bachelor of Science in Management Science from Kean College in Union, New Jersey. She also attended Rutgers University. Lowther is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by Human Resources Institute and is a graduate of the NFBPA Executive Leadership Institute, sponsored by the National Forum for Black Public Administrators. Her first day with the City was Monday, February 22.