County searching for emergency management director

Natalie Easterday left post Feb. 16

Shawano County is looking for a new emergency management director after the departure of Natalie Easterday last month.

Easterday, who started with the county in 2013, took a job with Wisconsin Emergency Management. Her last day in Shawano was Feb. 16.

The county is advertising to fill the vacancy, offering a salary range of $57,636 to $65,873.

In the meantime, the county’s emergency management office is being assisted by the state’s northeast regional director, according to County Administrative Coordinator Brent Miller.

“The state is assisting us,” he said.

The emergency management director is responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive emergency management program, as well as overseeing mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities for emergencies resulting from natural and man-made disasters.

During her tenure with the county, Easterday successfully lobbied the Shawano County Board to adopt the CodeRED Emergency Weather Warnings system, which allows residents to receive automated alerts on their telephones during tornado warnings and other public emergencies.