GREENFIELD — A local official will make a job change, leaving the county’s probation department to fully take on a position with the fairly new program under the behavioral health courts.

Hancock County Commissioners approved the request from the county’s behavioral health court to officially create a coordinator position to the program that started back in January 2022.

While Hancock County commissioners did approve the position, the county council discussed the idea of adding the position at the budget meeting this past Wednesday, and will further talk at the next council meeting with Judge D.J Davis, Superior Court 1, and Josh Snipes, the county’s chief probation officer.

Hancock County Council meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month.

Kevin Minnick, who will take the new position if approved, currently works as the program’s behavioral health court coordinator and at the county’s probation department.

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to continue to serve Hancock County as the coordinator,” Minnick said. “And specifically be able to spend more of my time digging into the nuts and bolts of what a coordinator does for the court.”