James’s “Jay” Kerner was confirmed as the new Racine County, Wisconsin Emergency Management Coordinator at the county’s Board of Supervisors meeting. Kemer will replace David Maack, who will be retiring from the position on Oct 29 after serving for 31 years. Kerner has served as the chief deputy emergency management coordinator, working alongside Maack since July 2020. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and was previously employed by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections in the preparedness and emergency response section in Madison. Kemer will officially start Nov. 1.