HENRY COUNTY, VA – Tierra Dillard has been selected to be the next director of the Martinsville-Henry County 9-1-1 Center.
Dillard, who has served as deputy director for five years, will be the first African American and the first woman to hold the position.
“I am honored to be chosen as the next director of the 911 center,” Dillard said. “As I enter this new role, I’m excited to continue working alongside our amazing team and I hope to serve not only as a leader but as a role model for those who want to move up in this career field.”
Dillard first began working at the center as a telecommunicator in 2008.
She transitioned to an Administrative Communications Technician in 2010 before taking over as deputy director in 2017.
“Tierra has a great work ethic, both personally and professionally, so choosing her to fill this position was an easy decision,” said Ted Anderson, Chairman of the Martinsville-Henry County 9-1-1 Communications Center Board of Directors. “I know she will make us proud as the new director.”
She will officially take over as director on July 1, 2022.