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Lenora Minor named JFS director

Cary Ashby • Dec 22, 2018 at 10:00 PM

The Huron County commissioners have been so pleased with the interim director of the local welfare agency that they appointed her to take the job permanently.

Lenora Minor was the interim director of the department of job and family services (JFS) starting Sept. 4. During Thursday’s board meeting, the commissioners appointed her to take over on a permanent basis effective Jan. 2.

“Lenora is doing an excellent job. We are really excited, so we are moving her to the permanent position,” Commissioner Terry Boose said. “She has been with job and family services for a long time.”

The personnel move comes after the previous JFS director, Jennifer Reed, gave her two weeks notice for her Sept. 17 resignation. Prior to coming to Huron County, she was a case worker who also had worked as an assistant prosecutor in Erie and Lucas counties.

“She went on to work for the attorney general’s office,” Boose said.

Minor started working for JFS in June 1999 in the income maintenance department (aka family support services).

“I started out as a screener,” said Minor, who most recently was the program administrator for family support services and the child support enforcement agency.

“The Huron County Department of Job and Family Services helps the most vulnerable children, families and individuals find solutions to their most challenging situations. I can’t think of a more rewarding job.”

There are other personnel moves within the commissioners’ office.

Valerie Stebel will take over the administrative assistant’s position that was held by Natalie Martinson starting Jan. 1. Martinson’s resignation is effective Jan. 11.

“We will be hiring someone soon to take Valerie’s job,” Boose said.

Effective Jan. 1, administrative clerk Vickie Ziemba’s job duties will move toward being the supervisor for all the county department heads who are under the commissioners, Boose said.

“They will go to Vickie now,” he added. 

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