Regina Myers named EMA coordinator
by Jennifer Cohron
Dec 03, 2013 | 1359 views | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Walker County Commission officially promoted Regina Myers to the position of Emergency Management Agency coordinator on Monday.

Myers has been serving in the role on an interim basis since the summer when longtime coordinator Johnny Burnette stepped down.

Chairman Billy Luster said Myers and Mark Pendley, an employee at the Walker County Sheriff’s Department, were the only two individuals who applied for the in-service promotion.

“I have cleared this with the Civil Service Board that this will not be a tested position. They do not offer one. Therefore, according to their attorney, we may appoint whomever,” Luster said.

Myers has worked in the EMA for 10 years.

“I am very honored to be able to serve the citizens of Walker County,” Myers said following the meeting.

One of her first duties as coordinator will be updating commissioners on the state of the county’s outdoor warning sirens.

“We are going to present you something at the next meeting on which sirens are working, which are not and what it would cost to repair or replace them,” Myers told commissioners during her report.

Also on Monday, commissioners approved policies and procedures for the use of credit cards.

Luster said the county was already using a credit card for some expenses such as travel. A recent act of the Alabama Legislature extended that power.

“This would allow us to work more efficiently here in the office as far as ordering. Everything is online now,” Luster said.

Under the new policy, the commission chairman is charged with reviewing all records on a quarterly basis. Commissioners also have the right to request a review.

Purchases will be limited to $5,000 per month and $15,000 for emergencies.