Board of Public Health Makes Initial Decisions

September 4, 2013

Originally published on Oct. 31, 2011

The newly appointed Georgia Board of Public Health held its first meeting. All nine Board Members were in attendance via conference call October 25. While a short and efficient meeting, the first order of business was to appoint a Board Chair and Secretary. The Board, without hesitation, motioned and unanimously elected Gary D. Nelson, Ph.D, as Chair, and Mitch Rodriguez, MD, as Secretary.

Next, the Board approved a resolution to authorize $500,000 in state bonds for repairs and renovations at Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) facilities including the Waycross district office building, the Albany regional office and lab, and the Skyland regional office in metro Atlanta. Kathryn Pfirman, DPH’s Chief Financial Officer, provided an overview and responded to questions.

Chairman Nelson adjourned the meeting.

The next Board of Public Health meeting will be held at the 2 Peachtree Street Tower, 5th floor, on Tuesday, November 8 at 1:00 pm.


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