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Mail: Thanks for seeking county emergency managerTell North Platte what you think

Hooray for our county commissioners for finally posting the Emergency Management position.

My family is very glad that the position is being offered to others who may have a qualified background in security or law enforcement. I recall several years ago when Jim Nitz was the Lincoln County Emergency Manager. He had several qualifications, including a degree in business economics, service in the U.S. Air Force, service in the Vietnam War, and 45 years in the U.S. Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary of the USAF.

Nitz had plenty of experience with high emergency situations, to say the least. He was a fine man with loyalty to the safety of Lincoln County and he did an excellent job of demonstrating it.

Dan Guenthner last held the emergency management position. His qualifications were impressive when it came to having the responsibility of protecting an entire county and prepardness for disaster. Mr. Guenthner's educatoin and experience included five years of emergency management experience with the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security and the U.S. Coast Guard. He managed two of the largest hazardous material landfills in the U.S. and was trained in public safety leadership and security.

I can truly say that kind of background gave me 100% confidence that Lincoln County was in good hands.

My family and I hope, as Lincoln County citizens, that we may soon acquire a extremely qualified individual for this important position, and also be informed of this person's complete background of experience and education. Thank you Lincoln County Commissioners for protecting out county by offering the Emergency Management position to high caliber professionals. 


By Harlan M. Miller, Sutherland

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 5/14/2014
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