Jul 26, 2012

Rod Hale steps down as Greenville’s Safety Service Director


*Note - The following is an updated press release with information from the Village of Versailles


GREENVILLE – Rod Hale, director of public safety and service for the City of Greenville, has announced his resignation from that position. His last day will be Aug. 17. On Aug. 20, Hale will begin a new position with the Village of Versailles as its next village administrator.

Hale released the following statement:

“While I am very excited to start a new chapter in my career, it is with regret I will be leaving the administrative team of the City of Greenville.

I sincerely value the time I have spent as the Director of Public Safety and Service for the City of Greenville. The opportunity provided to me by the city has been fantastic and I am truly appreciative. I would like to thank Nancy Myers, Jeff Amick, and Camille Baker for all of their assistance, along with all of the employees of the city, and city council for the hard work completed to help the city move forward particularly in this difficult economic climate for all local governments. 

I would especially like to thank Mayor Bowers for his confidence in me, and his deep concern and care for the city of Greenville.

I am extremely honored and excited to become the next Village Administrator of Versailles. The professionalism and pride already established by the Versailles community and current staff provides an ideal foundation for future success.”

Acting upon a recommendation from Mayor Jeffry A. Subler, Versailles Village Council has approved the appointment of Hale to the Village Administrator position. Hale was selected from a field of 30 candidates. The Personnel & Polices Committee of Village Council screened the candidates and conducted a series of interviews over the past six weeks in assisting Mayor Subler with preparation of his recommendation which was presented to Village Council during the July 25 council meeting.

Village officials are happy to bring Rodd Hale to Versailles to join the administrative team. Rodd will make a great fit for the Village organization and operational structure. His strong character qualities and public service experience, combined with the solid foundation of staff resources and citizen community spirit and support paves the way for a bright and optimistic future for the Village of Versailles.      

Hale will be succeeding current Village Administrator Randy Gump who back in April announced his retirement resignation from the Village of Versailles effective Jan. 1, 2013.

Hale is a native of Darke County and graduated from Tri-Village High School. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Organizational Management from Bluffton University, an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Edison State Community College, and is currently completing the MBA program at Bowling Green State University.

He is married to Brenda (Bell) Hale and they have two children. Clint is a graduate of The Ohio State University and attending Pepperdine Law School. Kylee is a student at Bowling Green State University.

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