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Local Emergency Communications Director Honored Nationally

City of Springfield

Springfield-Greene County’s 9-1-1 Emergency Communications director has received a national award.  Zim Schwartze was named Association of Public Safety Communications Officials International Director of the Year.  She’ll be recognized during the opening general session of the 2016 APCO Annual Conference & Expo in August in Orlando, Florida.

Schwartze joined Springfield-Greene County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications in 2013 after retiring as a captain from the Columbia Police Department.

Springfield city manager, Greg Burris, says the city is “fortunate to have Zim’s wealth of experience in law enforcement, emergency management and emergency communications.”

APCO International is the world’s oldest and largest organization of public safety communications professionals and supports the largest U.S. membership base of any public safety association. 

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.