Union County Health Commissioner Martin Tremmel sits in his Marysville office.Tremmel will leave his Union County post to become assistant director of Ohio.
...Union County Health Commissioner Martin J. Tremmel will soon be leaving the job he has held for almost five years and heading to the Ohio Department of Health.Tremmel, 45, will assume responsibility as one of two assistant directors of health April 7.He
will serve under state director of health Dr. Alvin Jackson.It will be a bittersweet experience, Tremmel
said Friday afternoon."I didn't have a bad day in my office in five years.I didn't have a bad hour.I didn't even have a bad 15 minutes," Tremmel said, calling health commissioner of Union County "a wonderful, wonderful job."
"It was a most difficult decision to even consider leaving Union County," Tremmel
said."It was a fantastic environment for me."But working at the state level offers him opportunities to strengthen local public health services and to extend the lessons of the local health departments to the state level, he
Union County has a wonderful working partnership between government, industry and the public, Tremmel
said.Everyone from the county commissioners to local school superintendents to Honda
and Scotts Miracle-Gro and Memorial Hospital of Union County
has been instrumental."It somehow exists on all levels," he
said.The health department also is blessed with good staff members and a board of health that understand the concept of teamwork, he
said. Tremmel's appointment was approved by Gov.
...A graduate of The Ohio State University, Cleveland State University and the Cleveland-Marshall School of Law, Tremmel has been involved in statewide rule making and legislation.Most recently, he was appointed by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Department of Health's Technical Advisory Committee.He has also served as a board member on the Ohio Retail Food Safety Advisory Council. Tremmel has been a member of the Association of Ohio's Health Commissioners for 18 years and served as the organization's statewide president from 2002 to 2003.
In recognition of his
successful efforts in advancing public health, Tremmel
received the AOHC's
Distinguished Service Award in 2006. A Worthington resident, Tremmel
is married and the father of two teenagers. His
last day as Union County health commissioner will be April 4.