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Victor "Vic" Zordan has been appointed Police Chief for Monroe, LA

October 29, 2020: Victor "Vic" Zordan has been appointed Police Chief for Monroe, LA. Chief Zordan has 27 years of law enforcement experience, having served as a federal agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration since 1996 after a 3-year stint with the Monroe Police Department. He attended the University of Louisiana-Monroe on an atheletic scholarship. Chief Zordan succeeds former Chief Chief Eugene Ellis.
Brig. Gen. Dwayne Wilson recently assumed command of the GA Army National Guard, Clay National Guard Center, Marietta, GA  
October 29, 2020: Brig. Gen. Dwayne Wilson recently assumed command of the Georgia Army National Guard, Clay National Guard Center, Marietta, Georgia. He replaced Maj. Gen. Randall V. Simmons, Jr. as Commanding General. Prior to his current assignment Brig. Gen. Wilson had served as the Georgia Army Nation Guard Chief of Staff. Maj. Gen. Simmons will be the Commanding General of Joint Task Force North headquartered in Fort Bliss, Texas. Brig. Gen. Dwayne Wilson was former Director of the Joint Staff and State Aviation Officer for Georgia. His military career began in 1987. He commissioned as an aviation-branched officer in 1993, and served eight years in Army aviation before transferring to the Ga. ARNG in 2001. He commanded Company E, 1-171st Aviation Regiment and led the 148th Medical Company (Air Ambulance) from 2003 to 2004. Wilson commanded the 1-171st Aviation Regiment from 2008 to 2012, including a tour of duty in Iraq from 2011 to 2012. Upon return, he served as deputy chief of staff for logistics for the Ga. ARNG and completed Army War College. From 2014 to 2018 Wilson commanded the 78th Aviation Troop Command and later served as Chief of Staff for the Ga. ARNG and, ultimately, Director of the Joint Staff for the GA ARNG.
Gov. David Ige has appointed Judge Todd W. Eddins as Associate Judge on the Supreme Court, State of Hawaii  
October 29, 2020: Gov. David Ige has appointed Judge Todd W. Eddins as Associate Judge on the Supreme Court, State of Hawaii. The seat has been vacant since Associate Justice Richard W. Pollack retired in June 2020. Gov. Ige selected Eddins from a field of four nominees chosen by the Judicial Selection Commission, Hawaii State Judiciary.Judge Eddins was appointed to the First Circuit Court in 2017. Eddins is a graduate of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia and the William S. Richardson School of Law, where he was executive editor of the University of Hawaii Law Review. He is a former law clerk to retired Hawaii Supreme Court Justice, the late Yoshimi Hayashi. Eddins also worked as a trial attorney at the Office of the Public Defender before entering private practice where he concentrated on complex criminal, civil, and appellate litigation.
Governor John Bel Edwards has announced the retirement of Col. Kevin Reeves from the Louisiana State Police  
October 29, 2020: Governor John Bel Edwards has announced the retirement of Col. Kevin Reeves from the Louisiana State Police, after 30 years of service. Reeves has been planning his retirement since last year and it will be effective on Friday, October 30. A replacement will be named in the coming days. Reeves was appointed the 25th Superintendent of the Louisiana State Police in March 2017. Reeves’ career with LSP started in 1990 as a trooper on motorcycle patrols for Troop A in Baton Rouge. His career in the State Police brought him to Troop F in Monroe in 1993, where he served as a squad leader for the mobile field force and as a case agent and undercover agent on many narcotics investigations and operations for the Bureau of Investigations. In 2008, he was promoted to Troop Commander of Troop F before assuming the role of Command Inspector of Patrol Operations and Commander of Statewide Mobile Field Force Team in 2013.
Sarasota County, FL, has tapped Jane Grogg as the new Director of Sarasota County Area Transit  
October 29, 2020: Sarasota County, FL, has tapped Jane Grogg as the new Director of Sarasota County Area Transit. Grogg has worked with the county for nearly two decades, most recently serving in an interim capacity of SCAT since January. SCAT's former director, Rocky Burke, resigned in 2017. Rob Lewis, who is now director of governmental relations, briefly took over as interim director of SCAT. Grogg earned a bachelor's degree in Urban Planning from Ball State University.
District 1 Hennepin County Commissioner Mike Opat will leave the County Board on November 7  
October 29, 2020: District 1 Hennepin County Commissioner Mike Opat will leave the County Board on November 7, two months before the end of his current term. He did not seek re-election this year. First elected in 1992, Opat was re-elected seven times. Opat will begin a consulting practice, working initially with North Memorial Health. The Robbinsdale campus of North Memorial Health and several other operations are based in District 1.
Dave Martin has retired from his position as City Manager for Fort Scott, KS  
October 29, 2020: Dave Martin has retired from his position as City Manager for Fort Scott, KS. Mr. Martin, who had served in the position since August 2010, was known locally by the nickname "Little Trump." He announced his departure after the Bourdon County Sheriff began investigating his office for misconduct. A new City Manager has not yet been named.