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Jane Wenner Named Gloucester’s New Emergency Management Coordinator

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GLOUCESTER-Jane Wenner has officially been appointed as Gloucester’s new Emergency Management coordinator as of June 7. Wenner had been serving in the position as acting emergency management coordinator since last summer. She’s been with the county since 2005.

“Jane has been working in the department for years and knows every detail that goes into the work the job requires,” said Ashley Chriscoe, a member of the county’s Board of Supervisors and Gloucester’s Emergency Management director, in a release. “She will be an exceptional coordinator and Gloucester will be ready in the event of anything that happens in our county.”

As the acting Emergency Management coordinator, Wenner has worked on new technology to foster more preparedness and resiliency with storms and other emergencies. She helped switch the county’s current emergency alert system to a lower cost and higher quality system called Bee Alert. The new system will be unveiled soon.

Wenner has also been working to bring a damage assessment tool called Crisis Track to Gloucester as well as helping with bringing public education courses to the local Emergency Operations Center.

Wenner previously served in several different roles in emergency management, including as a planner/trainer, public outreach and volunteer coordinator, and assistant emergency services coordinator as well as coordinator of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program.

“I’m really excited about this opportunity,” Wenner said. “It’s an honor for sure as well as a responsibility that will not be taken lightly.”

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