Alexander County Emergency Services Director Russell Greene received the 2018 Colonel Philip Nichlos Waters Award from the North Carolina Emergency Management Association. The award was presented at the NCEMA’s annual meeting in October.
The award is presented to the local Emergency Management Coordinator/Director who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in their local program and has contributed to the overall advancement of the Emergency Management System across the State. Criteria for the award include: currently holding the director position with a minimum of two years experience, a minimum of an Executive Emergency Manager certification, and a written endorsement from the county manager or commission chairperson.
“It is humbling to receive an award from your peers, but having the opportunity to read all the letters of support is even more humbling,” Greene stated. “I accept this award on behalf of Alexander County, as it is only possible when you are supported by a great team, which includes everyone involved in our local emergency efforts and plans.”
Greene was recognized locally for earning the award at the November 5th meeting of the Alexander County Board of Commissioners.
Ronnie Reese, Commission Chairman, commended Greene for his commitment to his job and his willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty.
“This is an illustrious award, and we’re proud that Russell has received the recognition he deserves,” Reese stated. “Many people across Alexander County, and the state, have benefited from Russell’s knowledge and commitment to our citizens.”
Greene has been employed by Alexander County Government since May 1999.
For more information about Alexander County Emergency Services, visit www.alexandercountync.gov/departments/emergency-services, or call (828) 632-9336.