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Atlanta City Councilmember Carla Smith Reappointed to the Fulton County Board of Health

Post Date:01/26/2018 1:46 PM

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Council Communications
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Ave. SW
Atlanta, GA  30303

CONTACT:
Dexter Chambers
Communications Director
404-330-6309 Direct / 404-392-0159 Cell
dchambers@atlantaga.gov – Email

January 26, 2018

Atlanta City Councilmember Carla Smith Reappointed to the Fulton County Board of Health

ATLANTA­—Atlanta City Councilmember Carla Smith has been reappointed by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to serve on the Fulton County Board of Health. Smith was sworn in on Monday, Jan. 22 by the Honorable Eric Richardson, State Court of Fulton County.

The Fulton County Board of Health is committed to promoting and protecting the health of individuals, families and communities. The board focuses on a wide variety of health and social issues such as homelessness and restaurant inspections. It provides oversight to its comprehensive healthcare offerings including preventive care, vaccinations and treatment for influenza, tuberculosis, HIV and other infectious diseases.

Carla Smith Fulton Co Board of Health

“We are thrilled to have Councilmember Smith reappointed to the Board of Health,” said District Health Director Dr. Kathleen E. Toomey. “She brings a wealth of policy and health expertise as well as a strong commitment to the community. We look forward to our continued work together.”

Smith was first appointed to the board in 2017 by Mayor Kasim Reed.

“As a registered nurse, I realize the importance of public health,” Smith said. “The Fulton County Board of Health plays a vital role, not only with data collection but also with educating and protecting the health of the public. I am grateful to be able to continue my service to the residents of our community by doing everything I can to promote a healthy Fulton County.”

The January board meeting included reports on the recent influenza outbreak and environmental health services being provided by the Fulton County Board of Health.

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