|Quote of the Week: “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” - Benjamin Franklin|
|County Appoints New Personnel Director|
|Hamilton County Administrator David Krings announced today his recommendation for the appointment of Gary Berger as the County’s new Personnel Director. Mr. Berger, an area resident for over 30 years, has served as the Benefits Manager for the County Personnel Department for the past three and a half years. Prior to his service with Hamilton County, Mr. Berger worked as a human resource executive in the healthcare industry for 24 years.|
to Mr. Krings, “We are fortunate to have someone with Gary’s talents
and abilities on staff. It
is a positive to be able to promote from within.
Gary has a unique knowledge of the organization and the
community. I am confident in Gary’s ability to meet the challenges of
this new position.”
|“I am excited by the opportunity and look forward to serving the citizens of Hamilton County in this new role,” stated Berger. “I will work to continue the progress the department and the County organization has made since the creation of the County Personnel Department. We want to do the best job possible to attract, retain and develop talented people to serve our community.”.|
Berger is replacing Jim Lowry, who retired from Hamilton County last week after nearly
40 years of service.
Mr. Berger was selected after a national search that generated
over 70 applicants.
Gary Berger lives in Anderson Township.
He is married and has two grown children.
|County wins Distinguished Budget Award for 8th year in a row|
Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded Hamilton
County with a Distinguished Presentation Award, the highest recognition
possible for local governmental budgeting.
The year 2000 marks the eighth consecutive year the County has
received this prestigious award. Congratulations to Suzanne Burke, the budget staff and
all of you who contribute to the County’s budget process.
|Women’s Health Issues|
|Health Alliance Mobile Mammography Unit to visit County facilities|
|But, with the increased use of mammography screening,
breast cancers are being detected earlier in their development when they
are more treatable. This earlier detection, coupled with improved
treatment has led to a decline in breast cancer death rates.
Between 1990 and 1994, breast cancer mortality significantly
decreased by 5.6 percent. (Humana Health At Work, October 2000)
|The Hamilton County Personnel Department has arranged for the Health Alliance Mobile Mammography Unit to be downtown for County employees in January 2001.|
|When||In Front Of|
|Wednesday, January 10||A & D Building, 222 E. Central Parkway|
|Wednesday, January 17||Taft Building, 230 E. Ninth Street|
|Thursday, January 25||County Administration Building, 138 E. Court Street|
|Tuesday, January 30||A & D Building, 222 E. Central Parkway|
Please contact Kim Pennekamp at 946-4705 in the County Personnel Department to schedule your appointment. Appointments may be scheduled between 9:10 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., excluding 12:30 to1:30 p.m. The screening takes about 20 minutes and it is free to Humana/ChoiceCare members age 35 or older.
|Cinergy Field Modifications continue on track|
Grant Funds Available for Regional Projects
The Regional Initiatives Fund (RIF) is a collaborative effort of 14 area funders to support innovative regional initiatives. The funders have agreed to jointly develop, fund and oversee a $1 million grant making initiative to increase regional cooperation, build the capacity of regional systems, and support the implementation of regional projects.
The RIF is seeking proposals from organizations interested in developing, planning, or implementing a regional initiative in one of four areas: (1) strengthening the region’s urban core; (2) preserving the region’s unique quality of life; (3) building on regional transportation assets; and (4) preparing people to work in a global knowledge-based economy
A Preliminary Concept Paper must be submitted by
January 29, 2001. If
invited to submit a full proposal, the deadline will be April 23, 2001.
If you have questions or need further information about this program, please contact Cindy Weitlauf, Grants Coordinator, at 946-4317.
|Have a Happy and Safe Holiday by Keeping Holiday Fire Safety Tips in Mind|
|With the winter holiday season upon us, the Cincinnati Fire Division wants to remind everyone to pay attention to potential fire hazards. As homes become even busier with family and friends , remember|
properly maintaining working smoke alarms and being aware of possible
holiday fire threats, you can help protect your home and keep loved ones
Special fire safety precautions should be taken during the winter holiday season. The combination of active heating elements, extra holiday lights, and decorations require everyone to be more mindful of fire safety.
The Cincinnati Fire
Division recommends the following safety tips this holiday season:
The United States Fire Administration reports that more than 70 percent of fire deaths occur in residences, with children and the elderly facing the highest risks. This holiday season make sure to include the gift of fire safety for all your family and friends. Every life is precious.
|Happy Holidays from Hamilton County!|
festive looking Gary Van Hart is ready for some holiday cheer!