Olmsted County’s Top Public Health Official is Resigning
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The man who led the local response to the COVID-19 pandemic is resigning.
Olmsted County issued a news release this afternoon announcing the departure of Director of Olmsted County Public Health Services Graham Briggs. The news release only said Briggs has decided to pursue other opportunities but did not include any specifics.
“Graham remains a trusted leader for our entire community,” said Olmsted County Administrator Heidi Welsch. “Not only did he lead our county’s COVID response efforts, but he also oversaw other essential public health activities that continued throughout the pandemic.”
Briggs had two decades of experience in public health before taking on the leadership position in Olmsted County in 2018. His focus for the past 22 months has been on the pandemic response.
Olmsted County plans to soon begin a search for his successor. In the meantime, Associate Directors of OCPHS Denise Daniels and Michael Melius will be sharing Briggs’ duties.