Lanter out after Atchison Co termination Tuesday

Wesley "Wes" Lanter addressing the Atchison City Commission May 6, 2019/MSC News file photo

(KAIR)--Longtime Atchison County official Wesley Lanter is out, terminated Tuesday following an executive session of the Atchison County Commission.

According to County Human Resources Director Jodi Moore, Lanter was terminated from his positions as both Emergency Management Director and I.T. Director for the County "after a thorough review," with the County Commission "[assuring] the public that this decision was not made lightly."

Moore, in emailed correspondence with MSC News, clarified that Lanter's termination encompasses all of his employment with the County.

Although a reason for Lanter's termination has not been stated publicly, Moore's statement to MSC News states that "Atchison County is committed to upholding the highest standards of professionalism and integrity in all aspects of [the County's] operations."

According to Moore, Lanter's duties are being filled by existing staff.

Lanter was employed with Atchison County for 14-years.

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