Pasco taps new emergency management boss
Flagler County’s emergency management chief has been tapped for the same role in Pasco County.
Tuesday, county commissioners are scheduled to confirm the appointment of Kevin J. Guthrie, 45, as Pasco’s new emergency management director effective Feb. 29. Guthrie replaces Annette Doying, who announced her resignation in November and left the post Dec. 31.
Guthrie, who will earn $90,000 annually, spent 23 years with the city of Jacksonville as a police officer and emergency preparedness coordinator and then moved to his post in Flagler County in 2013.
In a Feb. 2 article, Flaglerlive.com described Guthrie as a “stickler for written policies and procedures, emphasizing inter-agency cooperation to a degree not seen in many years here. He was brought in in response to pressure from fire chiefs and the sheriff to give emergency management a structure it had lacked.’’