The Marshall County Commissioners honored County EMA Director Clyde Avery during their meeting Monday.  Clyde has served the citizens and businesses in the county as the EMA Director for 17 years and will retire at the end of the month.

President of the Commissioners, Stan Klotz read a resolution during the meeting.  

WHEREAS, Clyde E. Avery started his employment as Director of Marshall County Emergency Management in 2006 and has served Marshall County with distinction for seventeen (17) years through his tireless work and leadership; and

WHEREAS, under the guidance and leadership of Clyde E. Avery the County has established a comprehensive Emergency Action Plan and he has reacted to incidences within the county with the utmost professionalism; and

WHEREAS, Clyde has been deployed to lead and assist area counties that experienced crisis situations and has been recognized by those counties for the assistance and knowledge he provided.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Marshall County Commissioners, Marshall County, Indiana, that Clyde E. Avery be hereby honored by the Marshall County Commissioners for his seventeen (17) years of outstanding leadership to the County. By this Resolution, the County Commissioners recognize and acknowledge his dedication and commitment and on behalf of the citizens of Marshall County pays tribute to him and extends its sincerest gratitude to him for his service to Marshall County, Indiana. Dated this 17th day of April, 2023.

The Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office also presented Avery with an award.  TR Hagerty presented Clyde Avery with the distinguished Meritorious Service award.

The comment was made that Marshall County EMA Director Clyde Avery worked with various communities and organizations in the county to distribute NOAA Weather Radios and was proactive in facilitating many discussions on disaster preparedness with schools, churches, businesses, and other facilities where people gather together.

The County Commissioners are working to fill his retirement vacancy.