Dr. Eric Zgodzinski has led the division for seven years, including during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Toledo, Ohio — Toledo Lucas County Health Department I have been retired for the last 7 years, including the entire COVID-91 pandemic.
Eric Zgodzinski said he plans to resign as Toledo-Lucas County Health Commissioner on June 1.
Zgodzinski is appointed June 2016, succeeding Dr. David Grossman.
Zdogzinski was unanimously elected by the Lucas County Community Health District Board.
Prior to being elected commissioner, Zgodzinski spent 15 years in management positions at the agency.
Zgodzinski, best known as the public face of the agency’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, educate the public, Provide guidance to local school districtsand coordinate efforts to distribute the vaccine and test kit.
Zgodzinski also served as division head during the 2018 H1N1 influenza pandemic and the 2022 monkeypox, hepatitis A and norovirus outbreaks.
Zgodzinski was also involved in efforts to crack down on landlords who disobeyed city orders. lead ordinance.
“We sincerely wish Eric to retire. We are confident that the Health Commission and the Department will be on good terms with their competent and dedicated staff as we search for our next Health Commissioner,” said Health. the president of the committee said. Paul Komisarek.
According to a press release on Saturday, the health department will immediately begin searching for a replacement for Zgodzinski.
WTOL 11 will be speaking with Zgodzinski in the coming days to reflect on his time in the division.
https://www.wtol.com/article/news/local/toledo-lucas-county-health-department-commissioner-retiring-in-june/512-e39f15e4-3326-4552-a3eb-53eb9104cbe5 Health Commissioner Zgodzinski resigned in June