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New Dispatch Director Coming To The Flathead

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It has taken since May, but Flathead County Dispatch hired a new director: Elizabeth Brooks.

Brooks is a Missoula native, but comes from a dispatch center in Williamsport, Ind., where she has worked for nearly a decade.

Terah Young, the interim center manager, admitted that coming to work on Monday, Brooks will have to hit the ground running since July set a record of 20,000 calls received.

Brooks is replacing Roger LaFerriere who held the position for only six months.

"Before she was hired we had a manager and a director and now they've restructured that so there is only one person doing it all, called the director," said Young.

A family emergency forced the previous director to leave the position.

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