GarCo hires new environmental health manager |

GarCo hires new environmental health manager

Garfield County has appointed a new environmental health manager who brings 11 years of public health experience and an education in natural resources and environmental management with a minor in geology.

Joshua Williams most previously served as head of the Delaware County Health Department in Indiana. His new position in Garfield County will involve managing a division within the Garfield County Public Health Department.

Williams’ career in Indiana included numerous management and supervisory positions for public health departments in Boone, Delaware, Marion and Huntington counties. He also has extensive experience regulating wastewater treatment systems, mosquito control programs, air quality sampling, housing compliance and well inspections, and food safety.

“My role in Garfield County will be more an educational one, doing collaboration and outreach,” Williams said in a county news release. “I would like to focus on advancing the county’s fairly new environmental health program, developing more efficient operations, program planning and a continuous improvement process.”

He also plans to focus on the use of technology to track and deliver data to the public online, and said he supports Garfield County’s local air quality monitoring program.

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