CLARION - The Clarion County Board of Commissioners Nov. 19 wasted little time in replacing Public Safety Director Randall Stahlman who is retiring.

The commissioners are expected today (Nov. 25) to officially hire Denny Logue to replace Stahlman. Logue has been employed by the county's public safety department as a trainer and will assume his new duties on Dec. 1.

Stahlman's resignation is effective on Nov. 30. Stahlman, has been employed by Clarion County since 2004.

In other business from the commissioners' work session, the county is also looking for census takers.

Clarion County Commissioner Ted Tharan said the county is "far behind" other counties in the 2020 census process.

The census is often used to determine grant funding, like the Community Development Block Grants.

Many communities create a "Complete Count Committee." The program is key to creating awareness in communities all across the country according to the Census Bureau.

CCCs utilize local knowledge, influence, and resources to educate communities and promote the census through locally based, targeted outreach efforts.

CCCs provide a vehicle for coordinating and nurturing cooperative efforts between tribal, state, and local governments; communities; and the Census Bureau.

CCCs will help the Census Bureau get a complete count in 2020 through partnerships with local governments and community organizations.

One of the key elements of a successful census are the census takers.

Commissioner Wayne Brosius said the census takers are paid $16 per hour.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting the county's human services department.