The DeWitt County Board at their meeting Thursday night adopted a countywide harassment policy and appointed an Ethics Officer.
David Newberg, DeWitt County Board Chair, told Regional Radio News on the WHOW Morning Show Friday morning, the Board adopted a policy against discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct. The Board also hired Mike Trummel as an Ethics Officer in response to the policy.
Newberg indicates the Ethics Officer will be a paid position only in the case of an investigation. He hopes the County will never have an investigation but says it was necessary to be proactive.
Newberg says the Ethics Officer position has already been budgeted for.