Monthly Archives: November 2014

Kansas Certified Public Manager Program – Graduation Ceremony

cpm7City of El Dorado Finance Director Tammy Shaffer and Captain Shift Commander Troy Jellison graduated today from the Kansas Certified Public Manager program. The ceremony was held in the House Chambers at the Kansas State Capitol.

Here’s a description of the program provided on the State website:

*The Kansas Certified Public Manager® (CPM) program is a professional education opportunity for managers working in government agencies, nonprofits, and organizations that contract to provide public services and meet community needs. CPM is a nationally-accredited management program and certification in which participants develop and strengthen their management skills through our competency-based curriculum. The program can fill a training gap for staff with significant technical expertise who seek to further their knowledge of current management practices

The group of graduates were with one of three classes from Topeka, Kansas City, and Pittsburgh. Numerous State Representatives spoke at the graduation, including a spokesman from each class – Captain Jellison being the one from his class.

Congratulations to all the graduates and a sincere “Thank You” to numerous people, including the agency leaders of each graduate.

Home Fire – North Gordy Street

*Photos by Chad Wittenberg – to view more photos.

GordyThe El Dorado Fire Department was dispatched at approximately 4:27 am this morning to the 400 block of North Gordy St. for a structure fire.

Upon arrival firefighters found a single story home with heavy smoke showing from all sides of the attic space.

The occupants told firefighters they were awakened by their smoke alarms going off. They called 911 and left the home.

The firefighters fought the fire in the attic after assuring all occupants were out of the home.

Access was made through the ceilings and through the attic window on the gable end. Firefighters did extensive overhaul of the attic to ensure any smoldering embers were extinguished.

Gordy 2All units were clear of the scene at approximately 6:32 am.

Investigators determined the cause of the fire was likely electrical.