Emergency Communications Director Announces Resignation
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - The Charlottesville-University of Virginia-Albemarle County Emergency Communications Center is in search of a new director.
On Monday, March 11, the ECC Management Board announced that Director Barry Neulen has resigned.
In the interim, Tom Berry will fill in as the head of the ECC. Berry is currently the executive director of emergency management at UVA.
“We look forward to working with Tom Berry through this transitional period,” Emily Kilroy, Albemarle County’s communications director, said. “He has a wealth of experience in emergency management and he’s worked very closely over the years with the Emergency Communications Center, so we know we’re in good hands.”
The board has formed a committee to search for its next director.
That committee is made up of Albemarle County Police Chief Ron Lantz, Charlottesville Fire Chief Andrew Baxter, and University of Virginia Associate Vice President for Safety and Security Gloria Graham.
Neulen has not yet released a reason for his resignation.