When Johnson County Public Health Director Ralph Wilmoth leaves his position later this year, he also will get a change of scenery.Wilmoth
and his wife, Ellen, will be moving to Colorado to be closer to their middle child, Lena Brown, who lives in Centennial, Colo.
said they made the decision to leave because "our children have all left the state of Iowa."
letter to the county Board of Health at its Aug. 16 meeting, Wilmoth
stated that his
last day would be Nov. 6.If he
finds a new place of employment sooner, Wilmoth
will give appropriate notice.Wilmoth will have worked at Johnson County Public Health six years as of Aug. 31.He
said the decision to move to Colorado was twofold.
said."We're going to enjoy it.It's a great place."
After six years here, Wilmoth
will miss the relationships he
has built through the position.
"I'm a social person, and I will miss the people of Johnson County
said."We've established more relationships within the county and strengthened existing relationships," he
said, calling that one of his
accomplishments during his
also noted the strength of the department during recent outbreaks, including mumps in May 2006 and the norovirus outbreak at Longfellow Elementary in March 2006.