Town Manager Mitchell Succeeds Gray as Director Emergency Medical Services
In a brief meeting following a final executive session on Wednesday morning, November 28, Hinsdale County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to approve Caroline Mitchell as the Emergency Management/ EMS Director replacing outgoing Emergency Management/EMS Director Jerry Gray.
Away at CCI meetings, Commission Chair Susan Thompson participated by phone, as did Hinsdale County Attorney Michael O’Loughlin.
Present for the meeting were Commissioners Cindy Dozier and Stan Whinnery, County Administrator Jami Scroggins and Hinsdale County Clerk Joan Roberts.
Commissioner Whinnery made the motion to select Caroline Mitchell as EM/EMS Director, pending the signing of an employment contract drafted by the county attorney. Mitchell’s designated start date will be December 5. Whinnery added that Gray will stay on as a resource for Mitchell until December 31.
Susan Thompson seconded the motion.
Following the months of administrative planning and discussions regarding the dual posting, Commissioner Whinnery noted, “It has been a long road to get to this point, but I think this is the best for Hinsdale County and EMS. It is going to be good.”
Dozier added that they had received a good pool of applicants for the critical position. “I believe we selected the best applicant to serve Hinsdale County.”
Mitchell has been deeply involved in Hinsdale County EMS activities since her hire as Town Manager in August, 2016. In a previous interview following the selection and announcement of directorial finalists, Caroline Mitchell stated if selected for the post she plans to continue as Lake City Town Manager.