CLINTON — Clinton City Administrator Matt Brooke will recommend the selection of Battalion Fire Chief Joel Atkinson as Clinton’s next fire chief.
The announcement was made via email Tuesday afternoon.
Atkinson has 30 years of experience with the department, serving as battalion chief since 2008. Atkinson will be Clinton’s 11th fire chief and will replace Fire Chief Mike Brown at the end of November. Brown will be retiring after 32 years of service with the Clinton Fire Department.
Brooke will recommend Battalion Fire Chief Jeff Chapman to serve as assistant fire chief for the city of Clinton. Chapman has 24 years of experience with the department, serving as battalion chief since 2012.
Both recommendations will be considered by the Clinton City Council at the Aug. 27 council meeting.