The Clinton County Commissioners announced Monday that Rick Campbell has been named as the new Clinton County Highway Superintendent to replace Kevin Myers, who announced his retirement earlier this month.
“We’re very pleased and excited that we’re going to have a smooth transition,” said Commissioners President Josh Uitts. “Rick has years of experience. He’s been there for 30-plus years. It was important for us to lean on Kevin Myers for his direction because he’s been there for 20 years.”
Campbell knows he has big shoes to fill.
“Kevin’s done a great job,” said Campbell. “That was part of the reason why I wanted to be superintendent is to keep on doing what he was doing because he’s doing it right. We’re moving forward and getting things done. I just want to keep that going.”
Campbell has been at the department for 36 years and has done “almost everything” at the department. His first official day as superintendent is January 30.
Myers, whose last day is Friday, January 29, was the president of the Indiana Association of County Highway Engineers and Supervisors a year ago plus he is the also the senior most tendered highway supervisor in the state of Indiana.
Myers is also president of the Board of Zoning Appeals for the City of Frankfort.
Monday was also the final meeting for Steve Woods, who is leaving after 20 years in the position.
“Today was kind of a bittersweet day for us,” said Uitts. “Steve’s been here for a long time. I thought when I got started that I had a pretty good of what was going on and I knew everything. As it turned out, I didn’t and I leaned on Steve several times.”
Mark Timmons will be replacing Woods on the three-man board. He joins Uitts and Jordan Brewer as County Commissioners.