By Chris Edwards
TYLER COUNTY – On Tuesday, Tyler County Judge Milton Powers announced that the county would like to welcome aboard John Settlocker as its new Emergency Management Coordinator.
Settlocker will take the position formerly held by Ken Jobe, who resigned in September, after seven years. In the interim, Trisher Ford served in the position.
As the head of the county’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Settlocker brings a wealth of experience, according to Judge Powers. “He is no stranger to many parts of our county, as he lives in Tyler County. He comes to us with a multitude of experience stemming from his 20 years of service with the Texas A&M Forest Service,” Powers said.
Powers said that during the process of finding a new coordinator, he received multiple applications and did interviews with a committee and wanted to thank each applicant who applied.
Powers added that Settlocker has numerous hours of training in the NIMS (National Incident Management System) and with the ICS (Incident Command System), and he also teaches classes for the Forest Service.
“We look forward to working with Mr. Settlocker and moving Emergency Management in Tyler County forward,” Powers said.