Public Health Coordinator Wins County Service Award

Monmouth County Public Health Coordinator Christopher P. Merkel was recently honored for his commitment to local government with county service award. (Photo courtesy Monmouth County)
Monmouth County Public Health Coordinator Christopher P. Merkel was recently honored for his commitment to local government with county service award. (Photo courtesy Monmouth County)

MONMOUTH COUNTY – Monmouth County Public Health Coordinator Christopher P. Merkel was recently honored for his commitment to local government with county service award.

Merkel was presented with the award at the 2019 New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) Annual Conference in Atlantic City.

“Mr. Merkel has had a tremendous impact on the municipalities that the Health Department serves during his tenure as Public Health Coordinator,” said Freeholder Susan M. Kiley, liaison to the Monmouth County Health Department. “His leadership and knowledge of public health has been a huge asset to not only the County, but also the State.”

The NJAC presents these awards to those individuals that demonstrate leadership and commitment to county government and NJAC.

The annual conference not only honors these professionals, but also provides them an opportunity to share ideas, participate in educational workshops and informative panel discussions.

“NJAC relies on county professionals as subject matter experts to advocate for county government with a unified and proactive voice,” said John G. Donnadio, Executive Director of NJAC. “Mr. Merkel was instrumental in securing State funding for lead abatement as well as educating legislators on the importance of tick and mosquito control activities.”

According to their website, NJAC is committed to advocating for legislation, regulations and policy directives that empower county governments to operate more effectively and efficiently.

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