SRHD Administrator Elected to NACCHO Board

SRHD Administrator Elected to NACCHO Board

Jun 28, 2010

Torney Smith, administrator of the Spokane Regional Health District, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). He will formally assume those duties next month at the Association's annual meeting in Memphis, Tennessee.

Smith provides public health leadership under the guidance of Health Officer Dr. Joel McCullough addressing Spokane's health needs and offering health policy leadership at the national level.

"It is an honor and privilege to be part of this important organization that provides public health leadership across the country," said Smith. "NACCHO is a vital link for policy makers on the federal level to those of us who are working to protect and improve the health of our local jurisdictions. NACCHO also provides local health officials a forum to share best practices and tools for improving delivery of service in our communities."

Smith has been with the health district for 19 years, the last ten as administrator. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Master's degree from Whitworth University in Health Education.

The Spokane Regional Health District's mission is to serve as the region's public health leader and partner to protect and improve the community's health.

NACCHO represents the nation's 2,800 local governmental health departments, working to protect and promote health and well-being for everyone in their communities.