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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Clements-Pitstick to lead Clark County Emergency Management Agency

A portrait photo of EMA Director Michelle Clements-Pitstick.

SPRINGFIELD, OH (Sept. 11, 2020) ─ The Board of Clark County Commissioners recently hired Michelle Clements-Pitstick as director of the Clark County Emergency Management Agency.

Clements-Pitstick previously served as the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for the Clark County Combined Health District.

"We’re excited to add Michelle Clements-Pitstick to our team at the Clark County Emergency Management Agency," said Clark County Administrator Jenny Hutchinson. "We interviewed several strong candidates, but Michelle’s experience working with local agencies amid the COVID-19 pandemic stood out during the interview process. She’s an effective leader and communicator who we feel will guide our agency and county to new heights in the future."

Clements-Pitstick, a Purdue University graduate, worked at the health district for two years. She began her career in dispatch for the cities of Bellbrook and Xenia and later served as a dispatch supervisor in Warren County. She also serves as a firefighter/EMT with a local fire department.

She takes over for Lisa D’Allessandris, who served as director for 12 years.

“Lisa was a great director and I certainly have big shoes to fill,” Clements-Pitstick said. “We want to build on the strong foundation she built up over the years.”

Clements-Pitstick hopes be a strong resource for the community and wants the agency to continue its many ongoing projects, including the Family Assistance Center response plan, which was used as part of the Oregon District shooting response in Dayton last year. The EMA will continue to play a vital role in the community’s COVID-19 response.

“I am honored to have been selected as the new EMA director,” she said. “I am confident my team and I will continue to serve Clark County and its communities well.”


Media contact: Michael Cooper, Public Information Officer, 937-521-2031

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