Brady Freeman has served as Iredell County Environmental Health director since May 2014.

Iredell County Environmental Health director receives prestigious award

Posted at 9:31 AM on Nov 7, 2017

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The Iredell County Health Department is excited to announce that Brady Freeman, director of Environmental Health Services, was awarded a "Public Health All-Star Award" by the N.C. Public Health Association during the organization's Fall Educational Conference last month in Raleigh.

The purpose of this award is to identify special and spirited individuals who epitomize Public Health.

Freeman was nominated for his dedication and service to the environmental health program, his staff and the residents of Iredell County.

Freeman became the environmental health director in May of 2014 after working in the environmental health field for almost 20 years. Under his leadership, the Environmental Health Program has implemented several quality and process-improvement initiatives. During his tenure as director, both the On-site Water Protection and the Food Protection and Facilities programs have implemented quality-control systems and processes. The On-site Water Protection Program also developed an expedited review policy and process to improve the timeliness of services. The On-Line Septic Record Search Engine developed by the On-Site Water Protection Program was awarded the Centralina Council of Government Award for Controlling the Cost of Government in May of 2016.

Freeman received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Health from Western Carolina University in 1995. He is a member of the N.C. Public Health Association, the Western Piedmont Environmental Health Association and the N.C. Environmental Health Supervisor’s Association.

He was selected as the 2016 Iredell County Health Department Employee of the Year by the Iredell County Board of Health. He has completed the Iredell County Leadership Academy and is currently enrolled in the 2017 N.C. Public Health Leadership Institute through the N.C. Institute for Public Health at the UNC Gillings School of Public Health in Chapel Hill.

"Brady takes every opportunity to learn and grow professionally and encourages his team to do the same. He embodies our culture of service excellence and was deserving of a Public Health All-Star Award," stated Jane Hinson, Iredell County Health Director.

Freeman, his wife Wendy, who is a nutritionist at the Iredell County Health Department, and their children, Mallory and Logan, reside in Woodleaf.

Learn More

For information related to the Iredell County Environmental Health Program, you may contact the Statesville Environmental Health Office at 704-878-5305 or the Mooresville Environmental Health Office at 704-664-5281 or you can visit the website at https://www.co.iredell.nc.us/214/Environmental.

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