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CCE board announces search, hiring plans

The Central County Emergency 911 Board of Directors has made plans to search for a new executive director and hopes to make a hiring decision before the end of August.

Tim Flora, board chairman, said that while he and other directors want the search and hiring process to move expeditiously, any number of delays could arise and he’s not making any guarantees.

“We would like to have the new person on board before Mike’s (Turner, the current executive director) retirement date so there can be some transition time,” Flora said. “But at this point there’s no way we can be sure that will happen. Mike has said, though, that he’ll stay on if that’s what is needed for a smooth changeover.”

Turner announced in April that he will retire Oct. 1, ending a 38-year career with the CCE dispatch center including 24 years as its executive director.

Flora said the board has approved an ad telling about the executive director position. The notice will appear in journals targeting those in emergency communications work.

A selection committee from the board will review applications received and decide on an interview process and its timing.

Flora said he wants at least three directors from the five-member board to serve on the selection committee.

“But if they all want to be on the committee, that’s OK as far as I’m concerned,” he said.

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