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April 17
Pierce Named Supervisor of the Year

andre pierce accepting awardWEB.jpgAndre Pierce, Director of Wake County's Environmental Health & Safety Division, was named 2015 Supervisor of the Year by the North Carolina Environmental Health Supervisors Association on Thursday, April 16, 2015.

Pierce, who has been with Wake County since 1989, manages a division that is responsible for ensuring protection of the public health through education and outreach activities, and by enforcing rules and regulations. These rules address quality construction and operation of food service establishments, child day care facilities, adult day service facilities, nursing homes, schools, hospitals, lodging facilities, public pools and tattoo artists. The division also investigates child lead exposure and environmental asthma triggers and oversees methamphetamine laboratory decontamination.

"Andre is very deserving of this award," said Dr. Joseph Threadcraft, Director of the Wake Environmental Services Department and Pierce's supervisor. "His professionalism and expertise has helped protect the health and safety of Wake County residents and visitors for many years."

The award has been presented annually since 1999 at the association's spring conference, with nominations made among peers. This is the second time in three years that a Wake County employee has received this honor. Frances Breedlove, Chief of the County's Food Lodging Institution Section, won the award in 2013.

The North Carolina Environmental Health Supervisors Association is an association of local health department environmental health directors, supervisors, coordinators, program specialists or other designated heads of an environmental health program from county or district health.





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