Garland Code Compliance Director Steve Killen was recently elected president of the Texas Association of Municipal Health Officials (TAMHO).
The purpose of TAMHO is to advance and promote the active cooperation and exchange of information and ideas among Texas municipal health officials; to promote the proficiency of public health and environmental health administrators; to foster and promote effective and financially responsible health services for the citizens of Texas; to encourage its membership to serve as dependable resources to city councils and city managers in an advisory manner on developing policies and programs in health related activities; and to develop an organization of health officials that would serve to enhance the positive impact that municipal health programs have on the quality of life in Texas towns and cities. TAMHO also was very active in the last legislative session through its affiliation with the Texas Municipal League and will continue this charge during future sessions.
Killen has served Garland in the Code Compliance Department since April 2004. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences from Tarleton State University and his Masters of Science Degree in Biological Sciences from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Mr. Killen is licensed as a Professional Registered Sanitarian and Texas Code Enforcement Officer. Prior to joining the City of Garland, Mr. Killen was an instructor at Eastfield College and served as the Manager of Health for the City of Mesquite.