Dan Partridge, director of the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, was elected president of the 2013 Board of Directors for the Kansas Association of Local Health Departments during its annual meeting Nov. 14.
Partridge has served on the association's 12-member board since 2008. As president, his responsibilities will include serving on the joint Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Kansas Association of Local Health Departments (KALHD) Preparedness Committee, serving on the KALHD legislative committee, serving as the KALHD appointment to the Kansas Association of Counties, and conducting the annual evaluation of the association's executive director.
Partridge, of Lawrence, has spent nearly 20 years in public health. He began work as director of the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department in 2007 and previously served as director of Administrative Services for the Reno County Health Department in Hutchinson, Kan, where he also served as director of Environmental Health and as an Environmental Health Sanitarian.