EFFINGHAM, IL. (ECWd) -
In seperate votes of the Effingham Board of Health on Oct 7, 2013, two important items were voted on.,
1. Vote to accept the resignation of Administrator Kim Esker, effective October 27, 2013, failed.
2. Vote to immediately terminate the employment of Administrator Kim Esker, effective immediately, passed.
Below is the Press Release from the Effingham Board of Health.
To: All Media
Contact: Jeff Bloemker, 217-347-7179 ext 1016
Date: 7 October 2013
Re: Effingham County Health Department
Leadership Change At County Health Department
Dot Behrns, president of the Effingham County Board of Health, announced today that Effingham Public Health Administrator, Kim Esker, is no longer employed by the Effingham County Health Department.
“We want to thank Kim for her years of service to the health department as well as to the citizens of Effingham County,” stated Behrns. “An interim management team has been installed at the health department and an executive search will start immediately. We want to assure the public that no health department services will be affected by this change.”
Esker was installed as the Effingham County Public Health Administrator in August of 2000.
Here is the audio portion of the resignation and termination votes: