For Immediate Release
February 7, 2012

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

KDHE Promotes Employee to Head of Southwest District Office

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has promoted Erich Glave to District Environmental Administrator in the Southwest District Office in Dodge City. Glave has been with KDHE’s district operations since 2007, working as an inspector in the livestock waste management program.   

Activities within the district office include conducting compliance inspections of business and industry that may have environmental impacts to soil, water and air. KDHE staff also provide technical and compliance assistance to business and the public.

“I look forward to continuing to serve Kansans in the southwest district,” said Glave. “The work we do has a direct impact on this region of the state.”

Glave grew up in Texas, and received his bachelor’s degree from St. Edward’s University in Austin. Prior to joining KDHE, his work experience was in livestock production and farm management with Carroll’s Foods of Virginia and with Seaboard Foods in Kansas. He is also currently serving as a school board member on USD 217 Board of Education in Rolla. 

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