Longtime 911 Coordinator Fausz is dialed in to Monroe County's community, departments
Mike Fausz focuses on making a positive impact on the people of Monroe Country through his role as 911 coordinator.
“My experience here has been great,” Fausz told SW Illinois News. “I have been able to work with a lot of professional people that make a difference in this county. My favorite part of the job is working with the departments and hopefully making a positive change in someone's life.”
Fausz has worked for the county for 38 years.
“I was hired as the 911 coordinator when the county decided to start 911 in July of 1989,” he said. “I was working for the County Assessor, and the County Commissioners asked if I would start 911 since I knew the county and a lot of the people.”
One incident that stands out for Fausz, soon after 911 was started, was when the secretary in the sheriff’s office had a diabetic emergency at home.
“She called 911 and then passed out,” Fausz said. “Since we were able to locate her through 911, medical attention could be administered and she was treated and lived. Knowing this lady and her family, it really hit home how important this service is. The goal is to always have an accurate system that is accessible to everyone, and have dispatchers who are trained and efficient to dispatch the first responders as quickly as possible to save lives and property.
Fausz was born in Red Bud and raised in Fults. He now resides in Maeystown.
In addition to 911 coordinator, Fausz is the director of mapping and platting, and the zoning administrator for Monroe County. When he’s not working for the county, Fausz volunteers where he can. He is the treasurer for the Village of Maeystowm, treasurer for Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Wartburg, secretary for the Maeystown Fire Department trustees, member of the Maeystown Sportsman Club, member of Waterloo Optimist and assistant coach for the Valmeyer Junior Legion baseball team.
Fausz enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing cards, barbecuing and attending his son’s baseball and basketball games.