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    Edwin Singer to join Carroll County as its health officer
    Environmental health specialist has built career in public health
    Baltimore, MD (July 27, 2015) – The Carroll County Board of Commissioners and the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DHMH) are pleased to announce the hiring of Edwin Singer as the Health Officer for Carroll County.  Singer will assume these new duties on July 29, 2015.
    Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services at DHMH, Dr. Howard Haft says, “We are excited to have Ed become the local health officer for Carroll County. There is no doubt his breadth of experience will provide significant contributions both locally and overall to the State of Maryland.”
    Singer earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Environmental Tract, from Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College) in 1987. He is a licensed Environmental Health Specialist and was previously Chairman and served on the State licensing Board for Environmental Health Specialists.  Singer has worked for DHMH since 1998; in the past 11 years, he’s served as the Director of Environmental Health at the Carroll County Health Department.
    Singer has dedicated his career to public health. The vast majority of his civilian professional career has been at the Carroll County Health Department (CCHD). He began his career reviewing development plans, conducting soil evaluations and inspecting on-site water and wastewater systems for the CCHD.  In 2004, Singer was promoted to the Environmental Health Director for the CCHD.
    “I’ve worked with Ed for over 4 years in his role as Director of Environmental Health, and I’m confident he’ll be an excellent Public Health Officer for Carroll County,” said Commissioner Doug Howard. “Ed’s a proactive leader who is dedicated to those served by the Health Department. He has demonstrated a willingness to work with citizens, as well as government entities, to get the best result for those affected by the public health system.”
    Singer has served on the State Water Quality Advisor Council, the Patapsco/Back River Tributary Strategies Team and the Maryland Conference of Local Environmental Health Directors. He also has worked closely with county agencies and with elected officials on state laws, regulations and policies that impact the citizens of Carroll County.
    Singer served for 27 years in the Maryland Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve, retiring September 2013 as a major. He lives in Manchester with his wife and children.
    The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is the state government agency that protects Maryland’s public health and also works to help Marylanders make better health decisions for better health outcomes. Stay connected: www.twitter.com/MarylandDHMH and www.facebook.com/MarylandDHMH.