Former Environmental Health Director, Dr. Phil Bondurant, selected

Summit County, Utah (June 12, 2019) – The Summit County Health Department has chosen Dr. Phil Bondurant as its new Deputy Director. Dr. Bondurant, the health department’s current Environmental Health Director, has been with Summit County since 2014.

“Phil brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for public health to the Deputy Director position,” Summit County Health Director, Dr. Rich Bullough said. “The health department and Summit County as a whole will benefit from Phil’s initiatives and hard work.”

A Nevada native, Dr. Bondurant worked as a Vector Entomologist Supervisor for the Southern Nevada Health District before moving to Utah in 2012 as the Environmental Health Director for the Central Utah Public Health Department. Upon joining the Summit County Health Department, Dr. Bondurant and his family moved to Heber, where they currently reside. Dr. Bondurant holds a Doctorate of Public Health Administration from Walden University and a Master of Public Health from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas. Outside of work, he enjoys hunting and outdoor recreating with his wife and three children.

“The Deputy Health Director position will offer a new set of challenges and tasks that I’m looking forward to engaging in,” Dr. Bondurant said. “I am grateful to be a part of the progressive and innovative public health effort in Summit County. The health department is a great organization filled with passionate public health professionals committed to ensuring the residents and visitors of Summit County are healthy and happy. I could not ask to work with a better group of people and I am excited to see all of their hard work come to fruition. There are great things in store for the health department and the future is very bright for public health in Summit County.”

Dr. Bondurant takes over the position from Henefer native Brent Ovard, who retired in May after serving as the Deputy Director for 27 years.