With the departure of Lac qui Parle County Commissioner Graylen Carlson from the MCIT Board of Directors at the end of 2016, the search for his replacement began in January.
The call for candidates was sent to all county commissioners, auditors and auditor-treasurers with a deadline for interested parties to submit their résumés to MCIT by Jan. 25. During its February meeting, the MCIT Board interviewed several individuals for the seat.
With a unanimous vote, Yellow Medicine County Commissioner Ron Antony was appointed to the MCIT Board of Directors. He will serve until the next annual meeting, at which time the seat will be filled by election. The unexpired term for this board seat coincides with the 2017 MCIT Annual Meeting.
Antony was elected to the Yellow Medicine County Board of Commissioners in 2002 and is currently serving as vice-chair. He also serves as chair on three joint powers boards and is chair of the Minnesota Workforce Council Association. Antony finds time to serve his community as the fire chief of the St. Leo Fire Department and the local EMS system as a first responder.
Antony worked for Schott Corporation and Hirel Systems as a manufacturing engineer before pursuing a career in insurance. He currently owns and operates his own insurance agency in Canby, Minn., and has experience with property, casualty, life, health and crop coverage.