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When Howie Rose took office as Director of Emergency, he was hired because he was the best in the state. Mike Farmer commented on Mr. Rose's resume and capabilities and whenever anyone in the state is in need, Mr. Rose is the person they contact. He is highly trained in all facets of Emergency Management. What does the new part-time overseer bring to the table? NOTHING. He works for the TWRA; he knows nothing about emergency management. If he has any training, Mr. Rose is likely the one who taught the class. He has taught classes at Roane State, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Department of Homeland Security and other agencies. Everyone should be able to see what's happening. Mr. Woody promised a job to a supporter. He is bound and determined to chase Mr. Rose off and bring in his man. He just might have that opportunity to set Roane County back ten years or more when we had no equipment, and no active emergency management department. Mr. Rose knows how to get grants from the Federal Government and has purchased much of the equipment we now have with this grant money. Roane County citizens should be up in arms about the cruel treatment Mr. Rose and his assistant are suffering because of political promises. Roane County, wake up and stand up for what is right. This isn't it.
I want to know how much of pay cut did Mr. Woody take? I would guess 0%.