JeffCom board removes director from post

Posted 12/2/22

The board of JeffCom911 ousted the director of the emergency dispatch organization at a special meeting last week.

The vote to terminate the employment of Stacie Huibregtse was unanimous, …

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JeffCom board removes director from post

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The board of JeffCom911 ousted the director of the emergency dispatch organization at a special meeting last week.

The vote to terminate the employment of Stacie Huibregtse was unanimous, Jefferson County Commissioner Greg Brotherton said Monday.

Brotherton — who serves on the JeffCom911 along with officials from local fire departments, law enforcement agencies, and the city of Port Townsend — declined to offer details on Huibregtse's departure but noted an announcement would soon be made by the organization.

Brotherton told his fellow commissioners at their board meeting Monday about the decision, and added he was "really sad to see Stacie go. She brought a lot of positive things to the role."

Huibregtse was selected as the new director of the agency in December 2020 and joined the organization in January 2021. She had previously spent 17 years with the Washington State Patrol.

Rich DePas, the IT systems manager at JeffCom911, will take over the day-to-day management of operations at the agency.

JeffCom911 has a staff of approximately a dozen employees, including 911 dispatchers, IT, and records and office management workers.

Brotherton said the process to find a new director was still in flux.

He also said he didn't know if a consultant would be hired to help with recruitment.

"We haven't talked about that process in detail but we're getting right on it. It took us six months last time," Brotherton told The Leader Monday.

The board for JeffCom911 made the decision to terminate

Huibregtse's employment during a special meeting Nov. 22.

The agenda included one main item: an executive session  to "review the qualifications of an applicant for public employment or to review the performance of a public employee."

The board voted to remove Huibregtse following the executive session.

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  • Concerned Citizen

    I am curious whom they will choose as a replacement, as another member of staff is about to be investigated for lying under oath and hate-crimes.

    Sunday, December 4, 2022 Report this