New Ozark County emergency management director hired
The Ozark County Commision has hired Stephen A. Ator as the county’s new emergency management director. Ator and his wife, Janeen, moved to the Tecumseh area eight years ago, and he immediately joined the Tecumseh Volunteer Fire Department. Ator is a certified emergency medical responder and holds several certifications in firefighting, law enforcement and emergency medical response. He also serves as a reserve deputy with the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department. “We’re extremely fortunate to have him,” said presiding commissioner John Turner. Ator replaces Brent Meints, who resigned last month.