Mike Snowden, executive director of 911 communications for Hamilton County, has resigned.
According to county officials, he has accepted a job as the city administrator in O’Fallon, Mo., his hometown.
“I wish to convey my thanks to the County Commissioners for their faith in my abilities,” Snowden said. “I would also like to thank the members of the 911 Executive Board, the Public Safety Board, as well as the mayors for their support, guidance and rock solid support during my tenure.”
Snowden came to Hamilton County in 2013 from St. Charles County, Mo., where he served in training and quality assurance. In his current position, Snowden leads the county’s police, fire, and EMS emergency communications center. In his new job, he will lead a city of more than 700 employees and a total budget of more than $100 million.
“There is no other job I would consider leaving my current position for,” Snowden said. “My family is thrilled to have the opportunity to go home.”
Mark Heirbrandt, president of the Hamilton County Commissioners, said Snowden has been instrumental in his leadership position
“His exceptional leadership qualities were demonstrated during the Noblesville West Middle School shooting,” Heirbrandt said. “We wish him continued success in his future endeavors and thank him for his service.”
Snowden’s last day with Hamilton County will be January 25.