Commissioner: EMS job to be filled
The Leavenworth County Commission apparently is close to making a decision on a new director for Emergency Medical Service.
The three-member commission has interviewed six applicants -- three of them members of the county EMS staff -- for the director's job. The opening was created in September, when county commissioners refused to renew the contract of longtime director Irene Maley. Maley had been EMS director since 1997 and she had worked in the department since 1977.
As an appointed official, Maley's contract was up for annual renewal in September.
The commission appointed EMS deputy director Jamie Miller to fill Maley's shoes on an interim basis. Miller, along with two other EMS employees, applied for the job, according to commissioner Dean Oroke.
Oroke said the county commission plans to interview two finalists soon.
"Hopefully, by the end of the week, we will be ready to name a director," Oroke said.