Codington County will have a new Emergency Management Director in January. Jamie Torstenson will take over those duties from Jim Sutton. Sutton has announced his retirement after 16 years of serving as Director. Torstenson has been associated with Emergency Response since high school and has remained active since that time.
Sutton said that he is looking forward to working with Jamie during the month long transition.
Torstenson who is a lifelong resident of Watertown, has volunteered as an emergency responder for the last 14 years. Six individuals applied for the position.