BRHS, FSU graduate leads national organization as president

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GRAND RAPIDS — A Big Rapids native is now the president of a national organization in the field of environmental health. Adam London, who graduated from Big Rapids High School in 1993 and Ferris State University in 1998, recently was named the National Environmental Health Association president.

According to its website, the NEHA is an organization which works to “advance the environmental health professional for the purpose of providing a healthful environment for all.”

“My term began a couple of weeks ago,” he said. “I was elected to a five-year board term and in year four I became the president.”

During his term over the next year, London will work on a variety of tasks, from setting the association’s agenda to meeting with environmental leaders nationally and internationally, including a trip to Australia in the fall.

“It’s a really unique opportunity to meet with the policymakers, learn from them and learn about the environmental concerns in other places,” he said. “This is a huge honor.”

While serving as the NEHA president, London will continue to work as a health officer for the Kent County Health Department.

“I’ve been in that role for about four years,” he said. “We provide services for a variety of areas. The work of the health department is really diverse: It could be bacteria, chemical or radiation, like radon. Our primary role is preventing illness or injury in the community.”

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Posted by Meghan Gunther-Haas

Meghan is the education reporter for the Pioneer and Herald Review. She can be reached at (231) 592-8382 or by email at mhaas@pioneergroup.com.

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