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Tuesday, Dec 11 2012 07:58 AM

Jones retires; Stephens is new Air Pollution Control Officer

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Eastern Kern Air Pollution Control District Board President Ed Grimes congratulates Glen Stephens on his appointment as Air Pollution Control Officer with Supervisor Zack Scrivner and retiring APCO David Jones looking on. Photo by Ed Gordon

Eastern Kern Air Pollution Control District Air Pollution Control Officer David Jones is retiring after a long career.

Jones served in Stanislaus County, San Joaquin Valley, and Eastern Kern air pollution control districts for over 20 years.

Among his achievements, Jones spearheaded a number of innovative air pollution control projects, including the development of indirect source rules, mandatory wood burning curtailment programs and the development of numerous air quality attainment plans.

His replacement will be current Eastern Kern Air Quality Engineer III Glen Stephens, who was appointed by the board at a special meeting on Nov. 29 at the Tehachapi field office.

Stephens, who will take over on Dec. 15, has 22 years experience in air pollution, beginning his career in Kern County before returning after a six-year stint inSilicon Valley.

Attending the meeting were board president and Tehachapi Mayor Ed Grimes, as well as board member and County Supervisor Zack Scrivner. Governing board members participating by teleconference were County Supervisor Jon McQuiston and Ridgecrest Councilman Chip Holloway. Tehachapi News Photo by Ed Gordon

Eastern Kern Air Pollution Control District Board President Ed Grimes congratulates Glen Stephens on his appointment as Air Pollution Control Officer with Supervisor Zack Scrivner and retiring APCO David Jones looking on.

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