New Hampton, Iowa – Chickasaw County has a new EMA director.
His name is Jeff Bernatz.
Shanin Kroenecke is on the EMA commission and the hiring committee and says there were several very qualified candidates, but Bernatz stood out.
Bernatz is serving as the interim director, but will officially start his post at the end of the month. Kronecke says Bernatz’s background makes him a perfect fit for the job.