Pulaski County EMS Director Bryan Corn made his resignation official during Monday’s county commissioners meeting. “I did send you guys a letter,” he explained. “I’ll go ahead, and we’ll make it public. We’ll make it official. I will be resigning my position as the EMS director. That will be effective this coming Friday, December 7.”
The commissioners somewhat reluctantly accepted Corn’s resignation, although they didn’t take a formal vote. Commissioner Kenny Becker formally thanked him for his service. “We’ve heard a lot of good things,” Becker said. “A lot of the fire departments and stuff told me you guys have been a lot of help, real good to work with.”
Commissioner Mike McClure joked that he’d like to refuse Corn’s resignation and force him to stay. “I think since you took over, things have been headed in the right direction,” he said. “We sure hate to see them going backwards.” Corn has been serving as EMS director since January, after Nikki Lowry was fired for allegedly stealing several thousand dollars in the department’s training funds.
The commissioners are accepting applications for a new EMS director through Friday. About five or six have been received so far, according to Auditor Laura Wheeler. The county hopes to have a new EMS director in place by January 2. The commissioners appointed Brandon DeLorenzo to serve as interim EMS director in the meantime.