View Mobile Site
  • Bookmark and Share

Thurmond named top director

POSTED: November 21, 2012 4:00 a.m.

Emergency management in Dawson County was recognized last week as the best in the state by the Emergency Management Association of Georgia.

In addition to Dawson County Emergency Services being named Emergency Management Agency of the Year, Billy Thurmond was selected EMA Director of the Year for 2012.

"It is always an honor to receive an award that is voted on by your peers in a profession. I will say that I was surprised and humbled to receive this award. There are a lot of excellent EMA Directors in Georgia," Thurmond said.

Though, Thurmond said accepting the top agency on behalf of his staff and the Dawson County citizens was even more rewarding.

"A well prepared EMA agency works hand in hand with a lot of different partners. The assistance and cooperation we receive from the board of commissioners, county departments and private sector allow this agency to be prepared to serve our citizens," he said. "All of our partners we would like to thank and we share this award with them."

The Emergency Management Association of Georgia assists members in their efforts to save lives and protect property from the effects of disasters, provides a forum for professionals to discuss current issues in the emergency management field and serves as a policy advisory board both to local emergency management agencies and to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency.

COMMENTS

  • Bookmark and Share

Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.

FEATURED PHOTOS

Local authorities search fo...
Sheriff’s investigators are...
Annual gala honors chamber’...
County Attorney Joey Homans...
Lady Tigers keep streak alive
Sheyenne Seabolt pulls down...
Cold front rolls in again
Addison and Ethan Smith enj...
Lady Tigers advance to Swee...
The Lady Tigers celebrate T...
Winter storm watch continue...
A new blast of winter weath...
Winter storm may be on the ...
The National Weather Servic...
Lady Tigers are region cham...
The 27-0 Lady Tigers celebr...
Lady Tigers remain undefeated
Dawson County (26-0) will p...
Lady Tigers go entire seaso...
The Dawson County Lady Tige...
 

Contents of this site are © Copyright 2015 Dawsonnews, Dawsonville, GA. All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of service

Powered by
Morris Technology
Please wait ...