Grays Harbor County has a new Deputy Director for their Emergency Management Agency. The employment agreement request from the sheriff’s office to hire Hannah Cleverly was approved yesterday by the County Commissioners during their meeting.

Cleverly was previously the Environment of Care Coordinator at Grays Harbor Community Hospital.

Commissioner Vickie Raines said yesterday that the non-sworn position pays $70,000 annually. The position is picked by Grays Harbor County Sheriff Rick Scott, who is also the Director of the emergency management agency.

The employment agreement is effective September 18th.

Cleverly replaces former deputy director Chuck Wallace, who left last week with no real details provided by the agency. Wallace sent a letter to media thanking the county for his years of service.

Sheriff Rick Scott said in a press release on Wednesday “I am pleased to announce the hiring of Deputy Director of Emergency Management Hannah Cleverly.  The Grays Harbor County Commissioners approved this hire at the September 18, 2018 meeting.  We are confident that Mrs. Cleverly brings the knowledge and enthusiasm moving forward with Emergency Management.”

Mrs. Cleverly’s background includes almost five years at Grays Harbor Community Hospital where she managed the Emergency Management and Security programs. During her time at the hospital, she was able to forge great relationships with many agencies that will continue to strengthen the communication and interactions between jurisdictions and Grays Harbor County Emergency Management.  Although not from Grays Harbor originally, Hannah was born and raised in Sammamish Washington but moved to Aberdeen where she resides with her husband and two small children.

Scott added, “Mrs. Cleverly and I are excited to work with our partners in Emergency Management locally and throughout the region.”