Tulsa Health Department Director To Step Down

Monday, August 24th 2009, 10:31 am
By: News On 6


TULSA, OK -- The Tulsa Health Department director has announced his resignation. 

According to a news release Monday morning, Gary Cox is stepping down after 14 years as director and 40 years at the Tulsa Health Department and moving to Oklahoma City. 

The news release reports Cox has accepted a position as director of the Oklahoma City-County Health Department. 

"I would like to thank the Board of Health, employees, and community for their support and for the great accomplishments to serve this community.  I am especially proud of our Emergency Preparedness program, our school health program, our successful efforts to improve health outcomes for mothers and children, tobacco prevention, and our emphasis on wellness and prevention of disease," said Cox.    

Cox's resignation is effective September 30th.

He began his career at the Tulsa Health Department in 1969 as an Environmentalist.

The Tulsa City-County Board of Health has formed a search committee and will conduct a national search to identify Mr. Cox's replacement.