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Montgomery County Public Health Officials Receive Keys To The City For Pandemic Leadership

Terra Williams accepts her Key to the City for her leadership and guidance through the pandemic as Montgomery County's health promotion director.
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Terra Williams accepts her Key to the City for her leadership and guidance through the pandemic as Montgomery County's health promotion director. Medical director Michael Dohn and public health commissioner Jeff Cooper also received the award.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley has given “Keys to the City” to three Montgomery County Public Health officials for their leadership and guidance throughout the pandemic. The public health officials were also commended for their focus on delivering vaccines to historically underserved communities.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley has given “Keys to the City” to three Montgomery County Public Health officials for their leadership and guidance throughout the pandemic.

The awards were presented at a City Commission meeting last Wednesday. Keys to the City went to public health commissioner Jeff Cooper, medical director Michael Dohn, and health promotion director Terra Williams.

Dayton City Manager Shelly Dickstein said Public Health’s fast response and wisdom helped lead the city through the pandemic.

“During the crisis the most important thing we can do is communicate and communicate with great facts," Dickstein said. "And so having the guidance that Public Health provided us was really important.”

The public health officials were also commended for their focus on delivering vaccines to historically underserved communities. The department has administered over 80,000 total vaccine doses this year.