Terri Argent, RS, REHS—Health Commissioner
Tel: 330-830-1712 | Fax: 330-830-1798
111 Tremont Ave. SW | Massillon, OH 44647
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
The mission of the Health Department shall be to prevent communicable diseases, improve the health of all citizens, prevent water, air, and land pollution, and to offer programs, education and activities which insure the accessibility of health services to all the citizens of Massillon.
The duties of the Health Commissioner are varied, but her main responsibility is overseeing the day to day operations of the health department. Other areas that she is responsible for include:
Consumer Product Safety
Pool, Park, School Inspections
Solid Waste Enforcement
General Statement Of Duties
Shall be the executive officer of the Board of Health and shall carry out all orders of the Board and of the Department of Health. He/She shall be charged with the enforcement of all sanitary laws and regulations in the Massillon City Health District or contracted area. He/She shall keep the public informed in regard to all matters affecting the health of the district.
Distinguishing Features of The Class
Shall fully coordinate the local programs with local, state, regional, Federal and private agencies concerned with public health.
Examples of Work
As the Executive Officer and Secretary of the Board of Health he/she shall carry out all orders of the Board and of the Department of Health. He/She shall direct the enforcement of all sanitary laws and regulations in the district. Plans, develops, and directs all programs in the Health Department including Environmental Health, Laboratory, Nursing, W.I.C. (Womens, Infants & Children), and Vital Statistics. Coordinates local programs with local, state, regional, Federal and private agencies and organizations concerned with Public Health. Represents the Health Department at all negotiations, meetings and seminars as required in Ohio Revised Code and Public Health Standards.
To obtain more information on these services, or to contact the Health Commissioner, please call 330-830-1712.