Harrison County appoints new Emergency Management Director
Informing and preparing the public about disaster weather, man-made emergencies, and much more, Harrison County appoints a new emergency management director.
Matt Stratton was recently promoted to director of emergency management in Harrison County, filling the vacancy left in 2020 after Rupert Lacy retired.
Stratton looks forward to working with community members and sharing helpful information to keep us safe in disaster situations. “It’s quite an honor. The director position here in Harrison County going back many directors, they’ve done fantastic work. A lot of our community here in Harrison County in the five cities and I just want to do my best to live up to that legend. My wife now of 20 years and my eight kids are very supportive. I come from a military background. So, they’re used to not having dad home on occasion and they understand when duty calls.”
Director Stratton acknowledges the coronavirus is real and encourages everyone who is eligible to take the vaccine to take full advantage of it. He says “we are trying to get the pandemic under control.”