BEULAH — Benzie County has a new emergency management coordinator after the retirement of Frank Post, who has held the position since 2013.
Rebecca Huber comes from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, where she has been a conservation officer for 19 years. Before that she worked at Benzie County Central Dispatch.
“Frank is retiring after a long and distinguished career, not only in Benzie, but in other areas,” said Mitch Deisch, Benzie County administrator. “We are very excited to have the opportunity to bring Rebecca on to replace Frank. We think she’s going to do a great job for us.”
Hubers has degrees in criminal justice and management. As a conservation officer she has been involved in multiple search and rescue missions and other natural disaster responses.
Post was hired as the county’s emergency manager about six years ago, but has 38 years experience in public safety.
An open house will be held for Post from 1-3 p.m. July 31 in the Benzie County Board of Commissioners room.
Post in 2017 was named the Michigan Emergency Management Coordinator of the year.
During his tenure in Benzie he secured a FEMA grant of $650,000 to upgrade the county’s 800 MHz radio. He worked with Benzie Central Schools and Frankfort Elberta Schools to update their emergency operations plans that led the districts receiving security grants of more than $450,000.
Post was also instrumental in a countywide millage for school resource officers in both school districts that was passed by voters in November.
“Over the last couple of years we’ve developed some very innovative projects which are going to have long-lasting benefits for the residents of Benzie County,” Deisch said.
Huber will start her new post on Monday; she and Post will overlap until Post’s last day on Aug. 2.