Former fire chief appointed to District 6 board

first_imgBrad Lothspeich, a former fire chief, has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the Clark County Fire District 6 board of commissioners.Lothspeich was sworn in at Tuesday night’s board meeting. He joins Casey Collins and Dean Bloemke, who appointed Lothspeich to the three-member board. Lothspeich fills the seat vacated by Dick Spring, who resigned on April 19 for personal reasons.The appointment runs through the general election in November; the person who is elected will fill out the term, which expires at the end of the year, and also will serve a full six-year term.“The fire service and community involvement have always been important to me,” Lothspeich said in a news release, “and this opportunity lets me be further involved in both.”Doug Yager and Mike McGraw also applied for the position.Commissioners don’t receive salaries. State law provides for a stipend of $104 per 24-hour period on days in which commissioners participate in district business. Lothspeich was District 6 fire chief from 1994-2003, after three years as assistant fire chief. He also served as a firefighter, lieutenant, captain and battalion chief from 1974-1991.last_img read more

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Kingswood launches employee engagement programme

first_imgKingswood has introduced an employee engagement programme and a range of new voluntary benefits for its 650 staff.The educational activity provider has launched the programme to complement its existing benefits offering, to reward staff for their hard work and to further enhance the organisation’s workplace culture.The programme, provided by Perkbox, includes access to a range of practical and recreational perks. This includes free mobile phone insurance and breakdown cover, retail and attraction discounts and half price MOTs.Employees can redeem rewards through their own dedicated account on the online platform, which can also be accessed via a smartphone app.The engagement platform also provides access to online classes in yoga, healthy cooking and meditation, as well as offering financial help and advice.Through the programme, employees are automatically enrolled into a gamified rewards and recognition platform, which works to provide peer-to-peer recognition and internal rewards.Jason Andrews, managing director at Kingswood, said: “We are fully committed to making Kingswood a great place to work and play, both for all of our guests and our fantastic teams who welcome and inspire over 160,000 young people to our education and adventure centres each year.“[The programme] provides another fun and rewarding way to show our appreciation to all our teams, whether they’re activity leaders at centres, support staff, or office based.”last_img read more

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