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Lawley Appointed Deputy Director

Posted on 06/23/2020
Lawley Appointed Deputy Director

The Weld County Board of Commissioners is proud to announce Mark Lawley as the newly appointed Deputy Director of the Department of Public Health and Environment. Lawley, who has Master’s Degrees in both Public Administration and in Leadership, will manage the day-to-day supervisory operations of the department, while the emergency response to COVID-19 will continue to fall under the Emergency Operations Center, which includes Health Department staff.

“We are confident in Mark’s experience and leadership,” said Commissioner Chair Mike Freeman. “He will help ensure a smooth transition for employees as they continue work on the emergency response as well as begin incorporating familiar tasks such as restaurant inspections and public health clinic hours.

“Lawley’s experience with the county is lengthy and will serve him well in this new position,” said Freeman.

Lawley, who has been serving as the interim deputy director for the past month, was formerly the CEO and Fire Chief for the Mountain View Fire Protection District from 1981-2017. He also served on the Northern Colorado Medical Center Board as well as the Weld County Planning Commission.

“As everyone looks at what the next few months will bring with regard to duties and staff, Mark will help ensure that while staff working with the Emergency Operations Center continue to have the resources to respond proactively to the health emergency, the rest of the health department staff will be prepared to handle regular business duties in the department,” said Freeman.