STANFORD - Lynn Wisehart has been hired as Lincoln County's new Emergency Management director, replacing Winford Todd who was fired after the January ice storm.
Wisehart met last week with Lincoln County Judge-Executive Buckwheat Gilbert, who prevailed upon her to accept the post after she had turned it down earlier.
"I'm happy to have the decision made and am honored by the support of so many people," Wisehart said.
Wisehart, 38, of Chicken Bristle is currently serving as the preparedness planner at the Lincoln County Health Department and has worked on several issues key to disaster readiness in the community, including a pandemic flu plan and laying the groundwork for deployment of the Strategic National Stockpile of medical supplies and equipment in case of disaster.
A major in the Marine Corps Reserves, Wisehart was recalled to active duty two years ago to write the Marine Corps Reserves' pandemic flu plan.