As a part of the April 6 Clay County Commission meeting, the Clay County Joint Powers Committee proclaimed April 5-11, 2021 as Public Health Week in Clay County Minnesota. The public health department’s mission is to educate the public about preventing disease and promoting good health as individuals and as community members.
The Clay County Public Health Department received special recognition for their extraordinary service during the Covid-19 pandemic. The department, originating in 1969 and currently led by Public Health Administrator Kathy McKay, faced unprecedented circumstances which provided challenges as they worked to provide community information about the pandemic, coordinate services within the county and across state lines, and plan and facilitate vaccine roll-out.
The Clay County Joint Powers Committee consists of the Moorhead Area Public Schools, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton (D-G-F) Public Schools, City of Moorhead, City of Dilworth and Clay County.
Signing the proclamation were Brandon Lunak, Superintendent of Moorhead Public Schools, Bryan Thygeson, Superintendent of D-G-F Public Schools. Mayor Shelly Carlson of Moorhead, Mayor Chad Olson of Dilworth, Clay County Commission Chair Kevin Campbell and attested to by Clay County Administrator Stephen Larson.