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October 18, 2017

New Officers Named By The Lake County General Health District's Board of Health

October 18, 2017

For Immediate Release                                                                                        CONTACT: Ron H Graham, (440) 350-2543

October 13, 2017                                                                                                  LAKE COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISRICT


The Lake County General Health District (LCGHD) is pleased to announce that Lake County Board of Health (BOH) members recently elected Brian Katz to serve as board president and Patricia Fowler to serve as president pro tem.

Mr. Katz, retired from the City of Willoughby, has been on the BOH for 18 years as the City of Willoughby’s representative and served as president pro tem for the past three years. Mrs. Fowler, City Programs’ Coordinator of the City of Wickliffe, has served on the BOH for 14 years as the representative for the City of Wickliffe. “I have a background in medical technology and have a real passion for health promotion and education,” noted Fowler. “It is a pleasure to work with the dedicated staff of the Health District.”

In Ohio, each of the 117 local health departments is formally led by a local Board of Health that meets monthly and is made up of community members with at least one member that is a physician. In Lake County, the board has 14 members that represent its nine cities, nine villages, five townships and the licensed community, including food service, swimming pools and marinas.

“With my 18 years on the Board, I have learned that we have strong leadership at the Health District and very qualified employees,” Katz commented. “It is the purpose of the Board to support the employees, as well as keep those that appointed us, including the townships, villages, and cities, informed as to our actions. Most important, we are committed to keeping our eyes on tax dollars taken in from state and federal grants and tracking how our local taxes are spent.”

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