Minneapolis Health Department Commissioner earns leadership award

Minneapolis Health Department Commissioner Gretchen Musicant recently earned the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health’s Gaylord W. Anderson Leadership Award.

The school gives the annual award to alumni who serve as visionary leaders, teachers, collaborators and public health ambassadors in their communities. Award recipients must demonstrate intellectual curiosity, critical thinking and the ability to inspire others.

Musicant has served as the Minneapolis Health Department’s commissioner since 2005. She manages 100 employees and oversees the department’s mission to improve the quality of life for all in the city by protecting the environment, preventing disease and injury, promoting healthy behaviors, and creating a city that is a healthy place to live, work and play.

A few of the Health Department’s accomplishments during Musicant’s tenure as commissioner:

Recent public health successes in the city:

Published Apr 10, 2014



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