Paula Phillips resigned Tuesday afternoon as the Douglas County Emergency Management director.
County Administrator Craig Weinaug on Wednesday confirmed that she had resigned. He declined to discuss the circumstances of the resignation.
Phillips couldn't be reached for comment.
Weinaug said he asked Teri Smith to be the acting director of the department. Smith had been assistant director. Weinaug also said he asked Jim Denney, director of the Emergency Communications Department to work with the Emergency Management in a supervisory role and to start the process of "figuring out what needs to be done next."
Phillips became emergency management's assistant coordinator on Sept. 27, 1989. She was promoted to director on Nov. 30, 1991.