June 27, 2016

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Replacements gear up for county offices

MEDINA — Two county offices have new leadership.

Amy Lyon-Galvin will take over as interim sanitary engineer after Jim Troike took the head sanitary engineer’s job in Stark County.

Colin Johnson

Amy Lyon-Galvin

Troike’s last day is Friday.

Colin Johnson replaced Don Stewart, the environmental health director for the Medina County Board of Health, who retired after 20 years with the county.

Stewart’s last day was Oct. 31 and Johnson started work Nov. 11.

Lyon-Galvin is a Wadsworth resident who has been with the sanitary engineer’s office for 10 years, serving as director of engineering since 2007.

She began in 2003 as a design engineer responsible for engineering design drawings for water, sewer and pump-station projects.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, and a master’s from Cleveland State University.

Lyon-Galvin worked for private engineering consultant Louis Perry and Associates in Wadsworth from 1998 to 2003 and with CT Consultants of Willoughby from 1991 to 1998.

She said she is proud of her work building up the department’s complaint response program.

“We’re a customer service-oriented agency, so we try to address complaints in a timely and efficient manner,” she said. She has served as the on-call supervisor, taking calls at all hours on the 24/7 complaint line.

She said she will apply for the permanent position as sanitary engineer.

Johnson is a Medina Township resident who has worked at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health since 1995, where he was supervisor of staff in waste and wastewater programs.

He started out as a sanitarian in the food program and moved up to district sanitarian handling schools and public pools. Before his promotion to supervisor, he served as program manager of the lead and indoor air programs.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Baldwin Wallace University and a master’s in public health from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine/Cleveland State University.

“It was an opportunity for me to advance my career and be closer to home,” he said. “I’m just looking forward to working with everyone and continuing to maintain the level of service and seeing if we can provide improved service.”

Health Commissioner Krista Wasowski said she’s glad to have Johnson on board.

“Colin brings with him 17 years of experience in public health and, as a resident of Medina County, I am confident that his skills and knowledge will serve the community well.”

Contact reporter Dan Pompili at (330) 721-4012 or dpompili@medina-gazette.com.