In the news: Derrick Neal

Derrick Neal, a health administrator with extensive experience in public health and municipal government, has been named the new chief public health officer for the City of Cambridge. Mr. Neal will serve as a city department head, overseeing the nationally accredited Cambridge Public Health Department.

Most recently, Mr. Neal served as the executive director of the Williamson County and Cities Health District in Round Rock, Texas. Before that, he spent three years as director of the Victoria County Public Health Department in Victoria, Texas, as well as three years as the director of the City of Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District in Texas. Additionally, Mr. Neal worked for the City of Houston for a decade as an administration and special projects manager in the Public Works and Engineering Department and as the administrative supervisor of the city’s Health and Human Services Department.

“Throughout his career, Mr. Neal has


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