Morrison hired as county IT director
Montgomery County has secured its new IT director.
The supervisors announced at the June 28 meeting they had hired Sonia Morrison to take over the position vacated by Jim Scott in May.
Morrison said she has an extensive history in handling IT services both with the Clarinda School District and Page County.
“I’ve been with the Clarinda District as the technology director for four years, and prior to that, I was a deputy auditor for Page County, and did all of the technology services in the courthouse,” Morrison said.
It was that past experience working for the Page County courthouse that made the Montgomery County IT job so favorable.
“The IT job with Montgomery County appealed to me because it would be kind of going back to working for county government. I really enjoyed my time working for Page County, and while my current position with the district was great, I felt the position with Montgomery County was a better opportunity for me,” Morrison commented.
Morrison and her family live outside of Clarinda in the country and said she plans to commute to Red Oak for now, though she hasn’t entirely ruled out a move to the Red Oak area in the future.
Morrison begins her duties July 18, and said she plans to take her time and get a feel for the county’s needs.
“Just starting out, I’m looking to get my feet wet and see where they’re at with everything. I won’t make any major decisions until I have a full understanding of what they have in place.”
Morrison said the transition to the new role is a bittersweet one, as it means saying goodbye to friends.
“I’m leaving a lot of good people behind at the school. Some of them I wish I could bring with me, but I stay in touch with people I’ve worked with in the past, and I’m looking forward to building new relationships with the staff of Montgomery County as well,” Morrison said.