Elkhart Mayor-elect Neese chooses new Elkhart Fire Department fire chief

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By: Jon Zimney jzimney@953mnc.com

Mayor-elect Tim Neese has made another high-level change in the city administration, selecting Baugo Township Fire Chief Chad Carey to replace Mike Compton as Elkhart’s fire chief, according to 95.3 MNC’s reporting partners at The Elkhart Truth.

Carey served in the Elkhart Fire Department before going to the Baugo Township department, The Elkhart Truth reported.

Compton has served as fire chief during Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore’s administration.

Neese announced earlier this month that he had picked Ed Windbigler to serve as police chief, replacing current Police Chief Laura Koch.

Read more about the change in fire chiefs in The Elkhart Truth.