On Monday the Marshall County Commissioners appointed a new EMA Director to fill the vacancy left at the end of April when Clyde Avery retired after 17 years on the job. 

The County Commissioners recently interviewed five applicants and then conducted second interviews with two of those five applicants. Commissioner Kevin Overmyer said each of the applicants brought something different to the table with a variety of experiences, qualifications, credentials, and certifications.

During Monday’s meeting, July 3rd the commissioners unanimously approved their appointment of Jack Garner as the county’s new Emergency Management Director.

Jack Garner is a Plymouth High School graduate and a recent graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Agricultural Communications.   

Garner said, “It’s a privilege to be able to serve the community in the role of Emergency Management Director.  I’m looking forward to getting started on Wednesday.  I feel I have the skills and passion needed to deliver some youth to do some work in the position.”  He said he wants to work on building relationships with the area schools and local businesses.

Commissioners told Garner that Homeland Security will be in Marshall County on July 11th to assist us with a report that we are behind on.