Gage County is beginning the hunt for an Emergency Management director following the resignation of Timothy Stutzman from the position.
Stutzman's resignation was discussed during the County Board of Supervisors’ meeting Wednesday, where Stutzman said he has no immediate plans for what he’ll do next.
“My last day of work will be July 14, 2017,” he said. “I would like to thank you for having me as part of the community. I’m proud to have worked for Gage County and I appreciate the time and patience you have shown me.”
County Board Chairman Myron Dorn said the board was caught off guard by the announcement, and thanked Stutzman for his work in Gage County.
“Thank you for the time and effort you’ve done for us and all the things you’ve done for Gage County,” Dorn said. “We appreciate that very much.”
Stutzman was hired by the county in May 2014, with a salary of $42,000 per year.
The Emergency Management director assists emergency services in planning for operations during disasters, serves as liaison between emergency operations agencies and county-city executives and is responsible for updates to the Local Emergency Operations Plan.
The position is also responsible for maintaining the Emergency Operations Center, development and maintenance of the all hazard warning system throughout Gage County, training severe weather spotters and coordinating storm watch operations.
Stutzman was previously the emergency management director in Nuckolls County, and was one of eight finalists interviewed for the position by County Board members, as well as area rescue workers.