There are new development sudden resignation of Vanderburgh County EMA Director Sherman Greer.
Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke tells 14 News he asked Greer to step down Monday morning after his weekly meeting with department heads.
It was just last week that 14 News interviewed Greer inside his office. It's what he said before the cameras started rolling that confirms he was taken by surprise.
"That may be expensive to do, but we're going to approach it I think in 14," Greer said.
The deputy director, Adam Groupe, will serve as the interm director until a new director is named.
Here's the statement Mayor Winnecke released earlier Monday:
"Today, Sherman Greer submitted his resignation after 23 years with the City of Evansville - Vanderburgh County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) as Director. The resignation is effective immediately. We appreciate his service and wish him well on his next endeavor. During this time of transition, Deputy Director Adam Groupe will serve as the interim Director. The City of Evansville and Vanderburgh County will begin an immediate search to identify the next Director of the EMA who will continue to ensure our community is prepared for any type of emergency situation.
Sherman was asked to resign after a review of purchasing and personnel records that uncovered disturbing practices. Through his own admission of ‘neglect,' and with his knowledge, an EMA employee was allowed to accrue a large amount of compensable time without justification that resulted in a large financial liability for the City in direct violation of city policy and procedures. Also, the EMA purchased and took possession of a new truck by using monies designated for a different expenditure."
-Lloyd Winnecke, Mayor
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