Feb 29, 2012 6:12 PM by Greg Boyce
The head of the El Paso County Health Department will retire next week. Kandi Buckland has been the director for 11 years.
"Ms. Buckland has done an outstanding job of leading this agency through some of the most challenging times of inevitable budget reductions and disease outbreaks such as the H1N1 Pandemic, while continuing to move strategically forward with preparation efforts to apply for national accreditation. She will be greatly missed," said Board of Health President CJ Moore.
The Board of Health has unanimously appointed Jill Law, current division director of Health Services to serve as interim director while a permanent replacement is found. Law is a registered nurse who has a total of 17 years with El Paso County Public Health.