The Ralls County 911 Board of Directors welcomed its newest member at the monthly board meeting on Thursday, April 20. Jill Palmer took her oath of office as a representative for the Western District.

The Ralls County 911 Board of Directors welcomed its newest member at the monthly board meeting on Thursday, April 20. Jill Palmer took her oath of office as a representative for the Western District. This follows her winning the recent Ralls County municipal election. Joining her in this oath are existing board members, Lowell Jackson and Steve Yager. Yager was also elected to continue his representation of the Eastern District, and Jackson will continue to serve as the At-Large, presiding board member.

Prior to this oath, the board said a proper goodbye to its retiring members, Jan Golian and Rich Adair. The Board and Director Gabe Duncan presented Golian with a plaque honoring her years of service and a gift to thank her for her dedication to Ralls County and commitment to public safety. Golian offered a heartfelt speech to thank each person individually for their contributions to Ralls County 911. Adair was not present at the meeting.

The final order of business for the Ralls County 911 Board was to appoint new officers. As the presiding member, Jackson will continue to serve as the Board Chairman. Yager will continue as Vice Chairman. The Board also decided to appoint Cindy Epperson (Eastern District) as Secretary and Jill Palmer as Treasurer.

The Board of Directors is responsible for advising Ralls County 911 Director Gabe Duncan. It is comprised of seven members: one at-large, presiding member, and 3 representative each from the Eastern and Western Districts. Other current members are Corey Fry, Western District and Brian Boleach, Eastern District. The board is currently accepting applicants to fill a vacant Eastern District seat. Interested persons should contact Gabe Duncan during business hours at 573-985-3009 for more information.