Robert "Bob" Sanford holds a Bachelors of Science in Management from Jacksonville State University with post-graduate work in Systems Management from the University of Southern California.
Robert has eleven years of active and reserve military experience, retiring from the Department of Defense (DOD) after thirty-five years of service. While with the DOD, he established and managed depot maintenance operations in Europe for Anniston and Letterkenny Army Depots, was the Chief of PATRIOT Missile Maintenance for NATO and the AMRAAM Missile Program Manager for NATO. While assigned to Redstone Arsenal in Hunstville, Robert served as the Quality Manager for Land Combat Systems and Foreign Military Sales. He is certified as a Professional Quality Assurance Auditor, Electronic Integrated System Inspector, Heavy Mobile Equipment Inspector, and is registered under the IQA International Register of Certified Auditors.
Robert serves with Mt. High Volunteer Fire Department and has been a member of the 9-1-1 board since 2011.
A graduate of Cleveland High School, Brandon Horton's entire career has been in Public Service. With an Associate's Degree in Fire Science and Emergency Medical Services from Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, he is actively pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Emergency Management with a Minor in Homeland Security at Jacksonville State University.
Brandon began his career as an Emergency Medical Technician with Suburban Ambulance in Birmingham; during which time he simultaneously completed a volunteer firefighter certification. Next, he would obtain his Emergency Medical Dispatcher certificate and begin working at Blount County 9-1-1 as a telecommunicator. In 1996, Brandon entered the career of law enforcement, graduating from the University of Alabama Law Enforcement Academy and working for the Oneonta Police Department until 2001. Shifting into the fire service, Brandon graduated from the Alabama Fire College's firefighter academy taught in Pell City. He progressed through the ranks at Oneonta Fire Department, becoming Fire Marshall and then Assistant Fire Chief. Brandon has also completed the Alabama Association of Emergency Manager's Advanced Level Emergency Manager certification.
Brandon currently serves as the Public Safety Director of the City of Oneonta and has been a member of the 9-1-1 board since 2009.
Sheriff Mark Moon