PHDMC health commissioner retiring after 30 years of service

Miami Valley News

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) — After 30 years of service to Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County, including seven as health commissioner, Jeff Cooper announced he will be retiring by the end of 2021.

“We are very grateful to have had the leadership of Commissioner Cooper during the biggest public health crisis in our lifetimes,” said Michael Sims, President of the Montgomery County Board of Health. “His dedication and exemplary service during the COVID-19 pandemic is something that all Montgomery County residents have benefitted from.”

Prior to becoming Montgomery County Health Commissioner in 2015, Commissioner Cooper served seven years as assistant to the health commissioner, five years as coordinator of the Emergency Preparedness program and worked for the Regional Air Pollution Control Agency (RAPCA).

“I am proud to have been associated with such a dedicated staff and will greatly miss seeing the good work they do every day,” said Health Commissioner Jeff Cooper. “Montgomery County residents should feel confident in the ability of our staff to continue to make Montgomery County a healthy, safe and thriving community.”

The process to hire the next health commissioner will begin immediately and be led by the Board of Health in coordination with Public Health’s Human Resources department.

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