Yavapai County has a new Emergency Services Manager. Ron Sauntman will start his new job on April 9-th. Public Works Director Dan Cherry says Sauntman is no stranger to the area; he was acting Emergency Management Planner for the county from 2015 to 2017 when he took another job in Texas. When he heard the Yavapai County position opened, he decided to come back home; Sauntman was born and raised in Yavapai County. Sauntman was awarded Firefighter of the Year in 2002 from the Camp Verde Fire District and received 2 citations from the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors last year for work done in Emergency Management on the Goodwin Fire.