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Eagle County welcomes new public health director

January 22, 2020, 9:03 am

Eagle County has hired Heath Harmon as its new Public Health Director. He started in that role with the county on Jan. 13.

Harmon joins Eagle County from Boulder County, most recently serving as the Director of Health Divisions at Boulder County Public Health since 2009. There he provided oversight to a department of 139 employees engaged in a broad spectrum of public health programs.

Before becoming Director, he worked for Boulder County Public Health since 2000 in roles including Environmental Health Specialist II and Communicable Disease Specialist, Program Coordinator for Communicable Disease and Emergency Preparedness and Division Manager for Communicable Disease. 

“We are thrilled to have Heath join the Eagle County team,” said Deputy County Manager Kelley Collier. “With his 25 years of experience in all realms of public health as well as his energetic approach to organizational and community engagement, we look forward to working with him to continue the great work of Eagle County Public Health. He is deeply committed to public service and public health and his personal values of integrity, teamwork, respect, trust, and creativity align naturally with Eagle County values.” 

Harmon earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health from East Carolina University and a Master of Public Health from the University of South Florida. As Director of Health Divisions in Boulder he oversaw programs in environmental health; family health including maternal and child health, early childhood, and WIC; communicable disease including disease control, immunizations, and emergency preparedness and response; and community health including tobacco control, substance abuse prevention, and positive youth development. 

For information on Eagle County job openings, visit www.eaglecounty.us/jobs.

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