HUNTSVILLE — Wendy Walker, who has been with the Tennessee Highway Patrol for the past decade, has been chosen from 11 applicants to head up Scott County’s Emergency Management Agency, County Mayor Jeff Tibbals announced Feb. 18.
Mayor Tibbals made his selection following a review of all applications received and interviews with the top five. Interim EMA Director Paul Strunk joined Mayor Tibbals in the selection process.
Walker, who also worked for the Scott County Ambulance Service for 11 years, was by far the most qualified applicant for the position, having compiled certification in several areas through both federal and state emergency management courses, Mayor Tibbals pointed out.
Long-time EMA Director Wayne Shoemaker resigned the post in September, 2013, to devote full time as director of the county’s Emergency Communication District.