Retirement reception honors Mark Johnson
Lexington-Fayette County Health Department staff, friends and community members got together July 31 to celebrate the retirement of Mark Johnson. Johnson retired as the team leader of Community Health Equity and Education (CHEE) after nearly 23 years with the health department.
Members of the Public Health Employee Association and CHEE team members hosted a retirement reception for Mark Johnson July 31 at 805B Newtown Circle, allowing attendees the opportunity to enjoy refreshments and a potluck, all while honoring the work and achievements of Mark Johnson.
Commissioner of Health Dr. Rice Leach opened a series of presentations by recognizing Johnson with a retirement clock. The clock was engraved with a message that noted him as one of the health department’s “grooviest” employees ever.
Following the clock presentation, Johnson’s team members and close friends took turns to speak about his various achievements and sharing personal stories and memories. Employees spoke about Johnson’s ability to serve as more than just a supervisor by providing advice, direction and helping build their own personal and professional skills. Community members noted his ability to build relationships and take public health back to the community.
Congratulations, Mark. Happy retirement and best wishes!