Montgomery County EMA Director Retires After 25 Years of Service

Montgomery EMA Director, Anita Patterson, is retiring after 25 years with the city.

Dozens of fellow employees wished her well Thursday. Patterson started with the city a quarter century ago as a dispatcher at the fire department. She was promoted to EMA Director in 2000.

Looking back, she says Hurricane Ivan was one of her biggest tests.

Patterson's interim replacement is Deputy EMA Director Steve Jones.