EPCOG director cleared in investigation

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

The head of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments has been
cleared in an internal investigation and recently returned to his
duties, according to organization officials.

EPCOG Executive Director Lee Tillman was placed on unpaid leave
about two weeks ago while the investigation was conducted, EPCOG
Executive Board Chairman Gary Watkins said.

Watkins would not comment on the nature of the investigation although he said it was not criminal.

“There were just some personnel issues that we just had to check into,” Watkins said.

“It was just some little issues and we just wanted to get some
things cleared up. He’s been cleared of everything and (we’re) back to
business as usual.”

The investigation took around a week and a half and Tillman was reinstated, Watkins said.