Commissioners recognize longtime Dispatcher Shepherd

By Eddie Mowen Jr -

EATON — Preble County Commissioners on Monday, July 26, recognized longtime 911 Dispatcher Terri Shepherd, who is retiring at the end of the month.

The proclamation honoring her noted, “Whereas, on July 31, 2021, Terry Shepard will retire after an impressive 30 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Preble County; and whereas Terry began her career in Eaton as a parking control officer in 1991, and in August of 1993, she would begin her dispatching duties with Eaton where she remained in the assignment until the city of Eaton and Preble County merged dispatch centers.”

Shepherd was recognized as Employee of the Year for the Eaton Police Division in 2013, according to officials.

The proclamation continued, “be it resolved that the Board of Preble County Commissioners does hereby recognize and honor Terri Shepard for her dedication, professionalism and compassion for the community of Preble County, and offers her the best wishes during her retirement after an outstanding career of 30 years.”

The board later noted receipt of a letter from Preble County Sheriff Mike Simpson regarding the retirement of Shepherd, and the new hire of James Tunnell as part-time intermittent deputy sheriff.

In other business

The board authorized payments for Children Services ($16,500; $12,400 and $11,470) and REA ($1,348.99.), as well as authorized expenditures for the purchase and installation of a Dell Poweredge T640 tower server ($13,602.16) and for reimbursement of comp time earned ($24,701.77), both for the Preble County Health Department and from Coronavirus Relief funds.

Additionally, the board approved a supplemental appropriation for CASA/GAL in the amount of $9,963.61.

The Preble County Board of Commissioners meet every Monday and Wednesday in the Preble County Courthouse at 9 a.m. These meetings are open to the public.

By Eddie Mowen Jr

Reach Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4061 and follow on Twitter @emowenjr

Reach Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4061 and follow on Twitter @emowenjr