Watertown Appoints New Director of Health Department

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The following announcement came from the City of Watertown:

Congratulations to Abbey Myers, the City of Watertown’s new permanent Director of Public Health, effective, Monday, February 5, 2024.

Abbey has been a key member of the Health Department’s staff since she was hired, providing customer service while coordinating many aspects of public health, from updating our COVID policy, to attending emergency management training, building our new rodent policy, establishing better rules for dumpsters, and catching bats (yes . . . bats!). 

She stepped up into the Interim Director role, in August of 2023, where she has served the public well, staffing the Board of Health meetings, managing the Health Department staff, and organizing the Department’s move to the Parker Annex last week.

Abbey is a graduate of University of Massachusetts-Lowell, with a Bachelor’s in Public Health and a minor in Psychology. She is a Registered Environmental Health Sanitarian / Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS), System Inspector (SI), Soil Evaluator (SE), Certified Pool Operator (CPO), Licensed Childhood Lead Poisoning Determinator, Food Safety Manager certified, Incident Command and National Incident Management certified. 

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  1. Congratulations Abby! So happy to see this promotion! Watertown is lucky to have someone as enthusiastic and motivated as you in this important position!

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