President Obama recognizes Austin Fire Chief for security position

AUSTIN (CR) — Austin Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr has been recognized by former US President Barack Obama for a top administration position.

Kerr will serve as member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council. Obama is advised by the council on matters of homeland security, national public health and economic security. 

All 30 members of the council were personally picked by Obama. The ranks of the council include pioneers in academia, private industries, and local to state government.

Since 2009 Kerr has held the title of Austin Fire Chief previously serving five years as Fire Chief in Arkansas. She has a number of degrees from an A.S. at Broward Community College, an M.P.A. at Florida International University, and a B.A. from William Paterson University. Kerr is also a president herself of the Metropolitan Fire Chief Association.

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