County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:
May 15, 2019

County Public Health Coordinator wins service award
Christopher P. Merkel honored by New Jersey Association of Counties

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Monmouth County Public Health Coordinator Christopher P. Merkel was recently presented with a County Service 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.”

Each spring, NJAC presents county service awards to county professionals that demonstrate leadership and commitment to county government and NJAC. Moreover, County officials from across the State share ideas, participate in educational workshops and informative panel discussions at this celebration of county government.

“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. NJAC is committed to advancing innovative programs and initiatives that enhance the level of service provided and save valuable taxpayer dollars.

Left to right: Public Health Coordinator Christopher P. Merkel, County Administrator Teri O’Connor

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