Scott County emergency management director resigns

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 ~ Updated 3:30 PM

BENTON -- Scott County is looking for a new emergency management director.

Scott County commissioners confirmed during their regular meeting Tuesday that Amber Scudder, emergency management director, has verbally advised them she is resigning.

"We haven't got her official resignation letter," Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger said.

Commissioner Dennis Ziegenhorn said Scudder indicated that the resignation becomes effective Aug. 31.

Scudder confirmed her resignation and the effective date when contacted later for comment.

"My reason is to stay home more with my family," she explained, "so I can be there for my kids while they're little."

In other news, Dennis Dukes, project specialist in Scott County for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said he is impressed with the county's documentation for damage and disaster response for the spring flooding.

"You are the best applicant I've ever had," Dukes said to commissioners.

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