Recognizes an individual or group who works to protect and improve population health by addressing risk factors in the natural and built environment.
As the director of the Environmental Public Health Division, Timothy Mayer is responsible for the administration of all countywide programs dealing with environmental health regulation. He directs all the Florida Department of Health (DOH), Environmental Public Health Programs under Chapter 381 F.S. Mayer also directs all environmental programs delegated to Florida Health-Palm Beach County by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, as well as those programs authorized locally under Palm Beach County’s Environmental Control Act.
Mayer holds a Master of Public Health in Environmental and Occupational Health from the University of South Florida. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Florida State University. He is also a nationally certified as a Registered Sanitarian, a fellow of the Centers for Disease Control Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute, and has extensive training in all areas of Environmental Public Health as well as Emergency Preparedness and Response.
Mayer has more than 32 years of Environmental Public Health experience, having worked in Monroe, Polk and Okaloosa counties. In addition, he served seven years as an Environmental Health Consultant in the DOH Health Program Office in Tallahassee. He has served from 2000 as the environmental administrator in Polk and than Broward counties, before coming to Palm Beach County in 2012.
He is the author or co-author of numerous journal articles and other publications, with topics ranging from on-site sewage treatment and disposal to the effects of the built environment on health and health impact assessments. Mayer has served on many community boards and committees within and outside the DOH. He is also a past president of the Florida Environmental Health Association.