Lake County approves hiring of Emergency Management Director

Lake County has hired a new Emergency Management Director and Assistant to the Veterans Service Officer.  Lake County Commissioners Tuesday morning approved the hiring of Kody Keefer for the position.  The position is 95-percent Emergency Management and five-percent Veterans Services.  Commission Administrative Officer and Human Resource Specialist Shelli Gust told commissioners that the hiring committee thinks Keefer is a well-rounded candidate for the position.


Gust said Keefer also holds other training and experience that will help him in the Emergency Management position.


Gust said that Keefer is planning to start in the position on May 29th.  Commissioners approved Keefer’s hiring at a rate of 20-dollars an hour for the Emergency Management Director portion of the position, and 17-dollars an hour for the Assistant to the Veterans Service Officer portion.  Gust said it all is contingent upon a background check being done and on Keefer relocating to the Lake County area within the next six months.