OUR MISSION is to advocate for healthy initiatives and enhanced quality of life in Jo Daviess County though research, education, and public engagement with individuals and organizations.  


We will accomplish this by:

  • Providing accessibility to quality health initiatives for people of all ages.

  • Promoting nutrition, physical activity, and related educational programs to our residents.

  • Create change strategies that educate, create and sustain healthier communities and make the healthy choice the easy choice.

  • Advocate for healthier alternatives in preventing obesity and reducing chronic disease related factors associated with poor nutrition and sedentary lifestyles.


OUR VISION is a vibrant and healthy population participating in meaningful and sustainable comprehensive wellness initiatives that are looked upon as a model of efficiency.


THE VALUES we encourage are Diligence, Professionalism, Respect, Empathy, Inclusiveness, and a Sense of Regard for Diverse Life Challenges. 


Our success is measured by growth in:

  • Overall community health awareness.

  • Number of health oriented programs offered.

  • Public participation in health initiatives.


Left to Right: Dave Decker, Julie Bryan, Jan Barker, Lori Stangl, Sharon Gillip, and Charlotte Kennedy.


Bill Bingham, Jo Daviess County Board Member, Galena EMS, and Galena Fire Department

Dave Decker, Executive Director, Galena ARC

Sharon Gillip, Jo Daviess County Probation Officer/ Advocate for Healthy Living

Rirett MacKenzie

Lorraine McIntyre
Charlotte Kennedy,
Nutrition Education Teacher (Retired)
Diane Reinhold, MPH, MS, RDN, Nutrition & Wellness Educator, University of Illinois Extension
Hendrica Regez, Galena Green Team

Would you or your group like to become involved?

Jo Daviess County Health Department
9483 US Hwy 20 West  |  P.O. Box 318
Galena, IL 61036



HOURS: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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