Boone County creates new position, Emergency Communications Center Director

7 months 4 weeks 1 day ago Monday, December 16 2019 Dec 16, 2019 Monday, December 16, 2019 4:06:48 PM CST December 16, 2019 in News
By: Rachel Behrndt, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

BOONE COUNTY - The Boone County Commission has a new leadership position, Director of Emergency Communications Center. 

Chad Martin, current Director of Joint Communications will take the role. The job merges two former leadership positions, Emergency Management Director and Martin's current position of Joint Communications Director.

Matrin has has been filling the role of Interim Director of Emergency Management as well as his own position. He's help both positions since Tom Hurley, former Director of Emergency Management, unexpectedly died on June 30, 2019.

While Martin was filling both positions, the commission evaluated the needs of the Office of Emergency Management and on November 21, 2019 created the new position. 

According to a press release, Martin has over 20 years working in County Government and 29 years of EMS, fire and law enforcement experience in Boone County. 

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