named Person of the Year
was named the 2009 Person of the Year at the January meeting of
the Ripley County Local Emergency Planning Committee. LEPC Chair
Pat Thomas said Mulford has shown outstanding leadership with
the group hes served with for 14 years.
Wayne Peace, who helped pass out awards and recognitions at the
luncheon, noted that Mulford volunteers hours upon hours
to the county. Both Peace and Mulford serve as community emergency
coordinators for the agency.
Mulford not only serves on the LEPC but is the deputy director
of the countys emergency planning agency where he has served
more than 26 years.
He is a 35-year member of the Osgood Volunteer Fire Department
where he holds Master Firefighter, Fire Medic and Master Fire
Mulford holds a myriad of certificates and is an instructor in
many emergency trainings. His credentials are numerous as is his
tireless efforts to train others.
In his spare time Mulford is employed full-time with the Greensburg
Police Department as the 911 center manager.
Cathy May was honored for her service to the LEPC, serving 10
years on the committee. She was given a certificate and pin. We
appreciate Cathy being with us, Thomas noted, saying she
would be missed.
Mary Mattingly, news director for WRBI Radio, Batesville, will
serve in Mays position as media representative on the committee
with Wanda Burnett, editor of the Osgood Journal and The
Versailles Republican appointed proxy.
LEPC Vice-Chair Char Roberts was presented a jacket for her 16
years of service as was Janice Hosmer. Five-year pins went to
Todd Schutte and Ollie Craig and others received certificates
of appreciation. Thomas noted there was a lot of behind
the scenes work that committee members do. She said everything
is greatly appreciated.
In reference to the H1N1 flu, Kenton Griffin with the Indiana
State Department of Health said, Hang onto your hats - its
not over yet.
Griffin urged those who have not yet received the H1N1 vaccine
to do so. He said we are just now entering the flu season and
he has great concerns about the H1N1 virus. Griffin is the District
9 team leader who has worked more than 45 clinics since April
Those interested in getting a free H1N1 vaccine can get more information
by calling the Ripley County Health Department at 689-5751. Several
free clinics were held last week with health department officials
and many volunteers working diligently to accommodate every citizen
who wanted the vaccination.
The purpose of the LEPC is to enhance environmental protection
and public health and safety.
Wayne Peace, left, presented the 2009
LEPC Person of the Year award to Dan Mulford at a luncheon
held January 12 at the Versailles State Park Recreation
Hall. Mulford has donated endless hours to the group that
not much is known about until they are needed. The Ripley
County Local Emergency Planning Committee is dedicated to
protect the public's health and safety.