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1-3 West Winter Street
The agency is also focusing on achieving National Accreditation, continuous quality improvement efforts and maintaining sound financial management. The Delaware General Health District employs over 70 full and part time professional and support staff who are... more.
Delaware General Health District
DELAWARE, Oh. - In recognition of her 31 years of dedicated service, retired Delaware County Health Commissioner Frances Veverka will be honored when Delaware General Health District staff and Board of Health members gather on April 30 to unveil the official plaque that identifies the 1 W. Winter St. location as the "Frances M. Veverka Building".
Veverka retired in January from her position as the head of the Health District - a title she had held since July 1981. While serving Delaware County, Veverka also simultaneously served as part-time Morrow and Union County Health Commissioner until 1996.
Frances M. Veverka, MPH, RS
Health Commissioner Ms. Veverka holds her Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of Michigan School of Public Health with a program emphasis in planning and administration. She holds her baccalaureate degree from Bowling Green State University, Ohio, where she majored in Biology and Speech, and minored in Chemistry. With over 30 years of experience in public health, she has worked for the Lucas County Health Department and the Ohio Department of Health in Environmental Health, and has served as Health Commissioner of the Delaware General Health District since 1981. Ms. Veverka has held numerous leadership positions state and national public health and environmental health associations. She served on and chaired the Executive Board of the American Public Health Association, largest public health organization in the world with over 30,000 members. She has also served as President of the Ohio Public health Association, the Ohio Environmental Health Association, and the National Conference of Environmental Health Administrators. She has held gubernatorial appointments to three statewide Ohio boards (State Board of Sanitarian Registration, Private Water Well Board, and Radiation Advisory Council) spanning several years. Locally, she has participated in the Family and Children First Council and the associated Council Of Governments, serving as President of the COG for two years. She has served on the United Way Board and chaired the campaign committee. Her service in Rotary Club of Delaware spans over a decade, and she has served on the Board of Directors as well as chair of committees. She is serving as Club President for the 2009-2010 Rotary year. Service on various environmental and other advisory boards is ongoing. In all of these capacities she has worked with others to find ways to improve community service and has a great familiarity with the programs available to the community.
Frances M. Veverka, MPH, RS Health Commissioner, Delaware General Health District, OH
Fran Veverka, Delaware County General Health District and Rotary Club member gave fellow members an update on the district.
Fran was proud to announce to club members on Monday, October 29th that Delaware had been recoginized as the healthiest county in the state for the third year in a row! Fran also shared information on categories included in the measure and information on rankings where the district rated high and where some improvement was needed. This a great achievement for the Delaware County General Health District and for Fran who will be soon be retiring.