County Health Director Resigns

Published by The Bee News

May 13, 2022

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County Health Director Resigns

Denise Burley Will Leave Position on August 5

 MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (May 13, 2022) – Denise Burley, who has been Mohave County’s Public Health Director for nearly four years has announced her resignation and will leave her post on August 5, 2022.  Burley served during a tough period with the COVID-19 pandemic front and center, under demanding circumstances.

In a public statement, Burley said, “it has been an honor and privilege to serve the residents of Mohave County for nearly four years and to work alongside the amazingly talented staff and leadership at the county and within Public Health. I will cherish the professional relationships with community partners developed through our collaborative work to improve and protect the health of our residents. This was a difficult decision, but I am looking forward to starting a new chapter in my life.” Without being specific, Burley said she will now spend more time with her family and friends before deciding what’s next in her professional career.

County Manager Sam Elters said, “She served the Board of Supervisors and county residents extremely well, navigating the public through a difficult time and got us through it. We will miss her and wish her well in her future endeavors and journey of life. She certainly led her department with integrity, good will, and grace.”

Elters said that the county will now go through a recruitment process. It will be both internal and external. He added, “we look forward to hiring the best fit and getting an individual who will be the most suitable Public Health Director for Mohave County.” The goal is to fill the position and have an overlap of a couple of weeks prior to Burley leaving on August 5.

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1 Comment

  1. gnawty1

    This is wonderful news! Denise Burley was nothing more than a glorified P.E. teacher and did not have the qualifications to be our county health director. She held a Masters of Administration in Public Management and went to school for Kinesiology/Physical Education/Nutrition. The person who oversees the county’s health should be a medical Dr. or at least a FNP. She never had accurate information and sometimes no information at all when standing in front of the city counsel. She was unprepared and in my opinion under educated to hold such a position. The requirements for this position need to be more than just a high school diploma.

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