New health commissioner brings wealth of experience

After graduating from Wapakoneta High School in 2000, Oliver Fisher, has found his way back to Auglaize County.

Fisher assumed the role of Auglaize County health commissioner on Thursday, Aug. 14 and will be working with current commissioner Charlotte Parsons until she retires from the position at the end of the month.

Previously working at Allen County Public Health in Lima, Fisher worked as a sanitarian in the environmental division since 2006.

Before Fisher began working for Allen County Public Health, he studied at Adrian College in Adrian, Mich. where he earned his bachelor’s degree in environmental science. He then spent two years studying at Youngstown State University where he received his master’s degree in the same subject.

Currently 32, Fisher said he is excited to move into his new position as the Auglaize County health commissioner.

“I wanted to take this position because I have a great pride in this community and care for its public health,” Fisher said. “It is also a leadership role and I want to challenge myself. I want to guide the health department in a new direction toward improved connectivity with the community and promote public awareness of all the services the health department provides.”

For the full story, see the Saturday, Aug. 16 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.