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New Knox County EMA Deputy Director named

KNOX COUNTY, OH – The Knox County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is proud to announce the appointment of Amy Seward as the new Deputy Director. Mrs. Seward brings to the position a wealth of knowledge and experience in emergency management and preparedness.

Before joining the EMA, Mrs. Seward spent 17 months serving Knox Public Health as their Emergency Preparedness Coordinator and Safe Communities Coordinator. Prior to her time at Knox Public Health, she dedicated 7.5 years in a civilian support role with the Ohio National Guard’s Family Readiness Office. In both roles, Mrs. Seward displayed exceptional leadership skills, a clear understanding of crisis management, and a strong commitment to community safety.

Originally from the area, Mrs. Seward lives just outside of Fredericktown with her husband, Andrew, and their two sons, Miles and Emerson. She is a graduate of Fredericktown High School and later received her degree in Agricultural Education from The Ohio State University.

EMA Director James DeChant, upon announcing the appointment, had this to say: “Amy’s deep-rooted connection to the community and impressive background in emergency preparedness makes her a perfect fit for the role of Deputy Director. We believe that her skills and experience will be invaluable to the agency and to the people of Knox County. We are thrilled to have her on our team.”

Amy Seward’s appointment as Deputy Director is effective immediately. As part of the agency’s leadership team, she will play a pivotal role in ensuring that the Knox County EMA continues to safeguard our community during emergencies and remains prepared for any crisis situation.

For more information, please visit the Knox County Emergency Management Agency’s website at

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