City-County Health District is pleased to announce the appointment of Katie Beyer as its new Administrator, effective January 1, 2024. Beyer succeeds Theresa Will, who served as CCHD Administrator since 2004.
“I want to thank Theresa for all she has done for Public Health in Barnes County and across North Dakota. It has been an absolute pleasure to partner with Theresa in growing City-County Health. I am honored to succeed her, and I am excited to lead during a time of change and opportunity in Public Health,” stated Katie Beyer.
Prior to becoming administrator, Beyer held key roles as a Prevention Specialist, Grant Project Director, and Administrator for the Health District’s Home Health Agency. Beyer has supported Community Health Needs Assessments and Improvement plans through leadership of the Barnes County Behavioral Health Coalition. In 2018, Beyer was appointed as the Deputy Administrator for City-County Health District.
Beyer is known for her advocacy for local policies that ensure access to better health, such as Responsible Beverage Server Training. Education and community health campaigns like “Not In My House”, which aims to change norms related to social access to alcohol and underage drinking. The campaign has been nationally recognized and implemented. Most recently, the state of North Dakota awarded a contract to campaign co-creators Beyer and Shannon Klatt (employed at Central Valley Health District in Jamestown) to integrate their campaign into the state’s Parents Lead initiatives – making it available for free to the public in any community, accessible at parentslead.org.
“Community members can expect that City-County Health District will remain focused on protecting and improving the health of all people and places in Barnes County,” states Beyer.
Katie Beyer holds a Bachelor of Science in Community Health from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Beyer is a Certified Health Education Specialist and is currently working towards her masters degree in public administration.