Health official named interim emergency management director


WALLA WALLA -- Walla Walla County Commissioners have appointed Harvey Crowder, county public health administrator, as interim emergency management director.

The position became open after the resignation of Gay Ernst, the previous director, became effective on April 29. In a news release, county commissioners said they will be evaluating the needs of the department before proceeding with the search for a new director.

The appointment was made during the commissioners' Tuesday meeting. Abbie VanDonge will continue in her role of assistant department director and other staff assignments will remain unchanged.


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