The director of the Johnston County Environmental Health Department has been recognized by his peers. Larry Sullivan was named the NC Environmental Health Supervisor of the Year at meeting held in April in Aberdeen. The award was from the NC Environmental Health Supervisor Association, under the leadership of the NC Public Health Association.
“I was very honored,” Sullivan told WTSB News on Monday, a short time after he was formally recognized by the Johnston County Board of Commissioners. “Anytime you are acknowledged by your peers it gives you that extra pride.”
Sullivan, who is from the Selma-Pine Level area, began work with the county in 1971 as a health educator and moved up in the ranks until being named director in 1999. He oversees a staff of 17 people including soil scientists, food and lodging specialist and administrative workers. In 2015, the agency conducted 15,904 visits and inspections.