Former Chattanooga fire chief Chris Adams has been named director of Hamilton County's Office of Emergency Management.
He succeeds Tony Revelry, who retired earlier this month and had served as interim director since Reavley's retirement, according to a news release.
Adams joined Hamilton County government in December of 2017 after a 30-year career with the Chattanooga Fire Department, where he worked his way up through the ranks, serving the last two years as the city's fire chief.
In a statement Wednesday, county Mayor Jim Coppinger said Hamilton County is fortunate to have Adams.
"I am pleased to have the opportunity to promote Chris for a second time, since I also did so in the fire department,"he said. "While there, I watched his development as a leader and knew he would be a terrific addition to our Emergency Management team when he became available. I know he will be a very successful leader here for the people of Hamilton County."
Adams thanked the mayor for his support. "I think this is a tremendous opportunity to bring new vision to the Hamilton County Office of Emergency Management and look forward to working with Mayor Coppinger and our team to better serve the residents of Hamilton County."