Dave Clippert, director of the Sedalia-Pettis County Emergency Management Agency, announced his resignation Monday afternoon, effective May 17.
Clippert has been the SPCEMA director for more than nine years. In a news release, Clippert said he will be moving to Des Moines next month with his wife, Renee, which he said will be “bittersweet.”
“This fantastic community became a place that I love,” Clippert said in the release. “The spirit of community is found in all corners of Pettis County and that is what makes this a wonderful place to work and most importantly a place that can be called home, where you can raise a family and create a life.”
Last week, Clippert submitted his resignation from the Pettis County Ambulance District Board of Directors, a position he has had since the district was formed. He most recently served as vice president of the board. He will continue to serve on the board until April 27, according to a PCAD news release. After that time, the board will appoint a new District 1 member.
He served in the Air Force for 20 years, including at Whiteman Air Force Base, which is what brought Clippert to the Sedalia area in 1993. He also worked for the Pettis County Health Center and worked in emergency management at WAFB before being hired at SPCEMA.
Clippert is also involved with First United Methodist Church, Sedalia Lions Club, Child Safe of Central Missouri Inc., Sedalia Girls Softball and Sedalia-Pettis County United Way.