Health board selects new commissioner

Brad King, who now serves as health commissioner for the Norwood City Health Department, was selected during a meeting earlier this week.

He would replace Shelia Hiddleson, who resigned as health commissioner in December in order to take a similar position in Delaware County. Hiddleson had served as health commissioner in Champaign County since 2005, and earned about $74,200 a year, according to information from the Champaign County Auditor’s Office. When she was hired, Hiddleson was the county’s first full-time health commissioner.

King’s contract with the county has not yet been signed, and he declined comment until he had time to meet with his current employer.

According to his resume, King has served as health commissioner for the city of Norwood since late 2011, coordinating a team of five staff members. He was also responsible for all aspects of the health department, including nursing, environmental health, nuisance abatement, vital statistics, health behavior and promotion, and grants coordination. King had also served several years working for the Warren County Health Department in various roles.

King received a master’s degree in public health from Wright State University and a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Cincinnati.

Overall, five candidates applied for the position, and board members conducted second interviews with the two finalists earlier this week before selecting King. Board members did not return calls seeking additional comment.

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