Tom Hentges of Fountain City was elected chairman of the Buffalo County Local Emergency Planning Committee.
Hentges, who was vice chairman of the committee, replaced David Brommerich of rural Fountain City.
Brommerich did not run for re-election, but remains on the committee as a media representative.
Hentges, who is fire chief in Fountain City, is on the committee representing fire protection services.
Committee members represent a host of service agencies that include emergency medical services, fire protection, law enforcement, public health, transportation, Red Cross, natural resources, social services, county board and the county administration......