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Ron Lund, MPH, LEHS

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Director, Environmental Health

Ron Lund grew up in Salt Lake County and graduated from the University of Utah with degrees in behavioral science and health, as well as a Master of Public Health. Mr. Lund is a licensed environmental health scientist and earned certifications as an FDA standardized officer, as a HAZMAT tech, in onsite wastewater certification, and as a graduate of the Great Basin Public Health Leadership program.

Lund has been with SLCoHD since 2000. Before becoming the environmental health director, Mr. Lund worked as an inspector, supervisor, and the department’s enforcement coordinator. In collaboration with the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office, he started the Multi-County Environmental Task Force and established the county’s Environmental Crimes Fund.

Mr. Lund has worked in food protection, water quality and hazardous waste, and environmental health administration. As the enforcement coordinator for 13 years, he has been a team member on the department’s emergency response team, responding to HAZMAT events, environmental crime investigations, illicit discharges, restaurant fires, and health emergencies.

In recent years, Ron has been recognized by the EPA Office of Criminal Enforcement for work in the environmental enforcement arena. He has also presented at numerous conferences and trainings about environmental enforcement.

Ron and his wife have five children; when he’s not at work, he enjoys running, cycling, watching movies, and working in the yard with his wife.