E-911 Board names Jackson director

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 27, 2017

Covington County’s E-911 Board this week named Stacey Jackson as the agency’s new director.

Jackson, who has worked with E-911 for 17 years, had been interim director since former director Kristi Stamnes left for another job in December.



E-911 board chairman Wayne Godwin said the board posted the job opening and received seven applications.

“Out of all of those, only two had experience in dispatching and the type work we were doing,” Godwin said. “Our requirements included certifications the director needed to be able to obtain. We narrowed the candidates down to two who were qualified.

“One was Stacy Jackson, who had been working in the temporary position since Kristi left. Stacey has been with us 17 year,” he said. “She has been a secretary, payroll clerk, and a dispatcher. She actually did most everything – with exception of few things – to help Kristi out.

“We felt that her experience and her resume made her best person for job, and our board voted to hire her last night,” Godwin said.

The appointment is effective immediately, and Godwin said the board will likely create an assistant director’s post that will include most of Jackson’s former responsibilities, and proceed with hiring.

The board also welcomed new member Kyle Adams to the board. The county commission, of which Adams is a member, appointed him to the board to fill the unexpired term of Lance Price, who died suddenly in December.

“We hate the loss of Lance Price,” Godwin said. “He was an excellent board member.”

Adams also is an officer in the River Falls Police Department.