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Benge Succeeds Mathis as Director Of Local Health District


Vernal, UT Dec. 22, 2020TriCounty Board of Health has selected Kirk Benge as the next Health Officer/TriCounty Health Department Director. Benge is set to start at TriCounty Health Department Jan. 19, 2021. 


Current Health Officer, Jordan Mathis, is scheduled to work his last day on Dec. 31, 2020. During the transitional period, Environmental Health Director, Darrin Brown, will be interim Health Officer. 


“In my time on the board, I’ve learned a lot from Jordan,” TriCounty Board of Health Chairman 2021, Terry Nelson, said. “We really appreciate all he has done.” 


Benge will be coming to TCHD from San Juan Health Department, where he was Health Officer for four years. Prior to working as a Health Officer, Benge worked with the state lab for 12 years and was a microbiologist prior to his experience at the state lab. 


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