Eastern District Environmental Health Section held a meeting during the EDNCPHA Conference in Kill Devil Hills on May 12, 2016.
Holding true to the “Embracing Technology in Public Health” theme, we hosted a wide array of speakers including Pender County’s IT expert Mark Mitchell discussing ‘EnerGov’. Mr. Mitchell shared the benefits of interconnecting with other county’s departments to speed the process of issuing permits as well as making the effort of applying and receiving permits by the public much easier and more convenient. We also received an update on Centralized Intern Training by Len Gilstrap, Daniel Ortiz, and Stacey Harris. Our very own Mr. Richard Clayton was gracious enough to speak about groundwater recharge issues happening in Martin County, NC.
We received helpful guidelines and best practices when destroying documents by Courtney Bailey and Kyna Herzinger from the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Mr. Tim Crissman presented a presentation on difficulties facing wastewater in regards to storm water and Mr. Joe Strickhouser gave a presentation on ‘Public Health Mosquito Control & Technology’. Mr. Larry Michael, Environmental Health Section Chief, gave an update on the environmental health section regarding new and proposed rules.
We finished the day with our business meeting in which Stacey Harris was awarded the Trenton Davis award. Our new officers were voted in and are as follow: Melanie Campen (Pender County) Chair, Glen Shoemaker (Wake County) Vice Chair, Rob Robertson (Wake County) Treasurer, and Blakely Lyles (Carteret County) Secretary.
If you did not attend the EDNCPHA conference, you really missed out! We had a wonderful time fellowshipping with one another and if you attended all the scheduled meetings May 11-13 and signed the sign in sheets, you can receive 9.5 hours towards your REHS continuing hours for the year. Also, our silent auction raised over $300 and we would like to thank everyone who donated items and time and also those that participated in the auction. We hope to see you at our next conference!!!
Stacey L. Harris, Chair – Environmental Health Section, EDNCPHAEnvironmental Health Resources
Trenton Davis Award
2016 Ken Sigmon – McCall Brothers Scholarship