Changes in APC, EMA leadership
The Rush County Area Plan Commission saw a change in leadership when Kate (Singleton) Meyer replaced Bill Todd earlier this year. Because of health issues, Todd submitted his resignation in May.
Todd served as executive director of the APC since 1998 and introduced Kate Singleton Meyer as assistant area plan director.
Todd lost his battle with cancer Nov. 13,
Meyer graduated from Ball State University with a Urban Planning and Development degree in 2009.
Another change in leadership came about in late 2011 and had an impact throughout 2012.
Rushville firefighter Chuck Kemker was appointed EMA director in August 2011. Since that time he has juggled the two aforementioned jobs. That will come to a end with the arrival of 2013 when Kemker’s retirement from the RFD becomes effective.
Kemker has served the community as a fireman for 28 years and currently holds the rank of captain.
Kemker is an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Hazardous Materials Technician, Fire/Arson Investigator and Instructor II/III. He is also the chairman of the Rush County Local Emergency Planning Committee and coordinates the Rush County CERT. This is all in addition to his duties as EMA director.
- Rushville Republican