New county EMA director named

CLINTON — The county recently appointed Kurt Tweedy new coordinator for the DeWitt County Emergency Management Agency.  Tweedy replaces Teresa Barnett, who announced her retirement.

Public safety chairman Cris Rogers praised outgoing coordinator Barnett and said she also helped with interviews for a new coordinator.

“She helped the interview process go smoothly, as always, Rogers said during the June 21 county board meeting.”  “I’m going to miss you.”

Tweedy must undergo a background check, a physical and a drug screening as part of his appointment.  The county will pay Tweedy $37,000 per year.  Tweedy was one of two applicants for the job.  He comes to Clinton from St. Louis.

Rogers said he was excited to work with Tweedy.

“He’s a very impressive young man; we’re lucky,” board chairman David Newberg added.  

“We were able to identify his skills and understand he was an excellent successor,” Barnett said about Tweedy.


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