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September 14, 2012
Morning Journal News


To all Columbiana County residents: Gregg Carver submitted an application and resume base upon his qualifications for the position of the Emergency Management Agency director of Columbiana County. The interview committee established a rating criteria based upon a scoring system (available by submission of a public records request).

Once the interview process was completed, Gregg was scored as the top applicant and recommended to the Columbiana County commissioners along with two others by the interview committee.

It was his belief and understanding that by applying for the Emergency Management Agency director of Columbiana County as advertised by the Columbiana County commissioners that the question of race, gender, age, or political affiliation would not affect the hiring process regardless of who applied. According to the advertisement and the job application, Columbiana County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

As residents of Columbiana County, we should demand bold leadership and vision from our county officials to support the men and women of our safety forces, and especially our county EMA. Mr. Carver had the ample qualifications to perform the director's duties for our county and it is a shame that those qualifications were overlooked by our county commissioners.

Tracy Windham

Assistant chief

Homeworth Volunteer Fire Department




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