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Dept. Of Health Stands Behind Gulf Co. Health Director

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Gulf County, Fla. -

The Florida Department of Health is re-affirming it's support of Gulf County's Health Director. This is after the Gulf County commission makes a push to have the director terminated.

Back in September, the board of county commissioners drafted a letter to the department of health. In it, they listed their grievances against Gulf County Health Department director Marsha Lindeman. Among their claims, they say Lindeman terminated a long time employee at will. The also say Lindeman prevented employees from going to the commission about issues at the department.

In a letter from the state Surgeon General John Armstrong to the commission, he says that they found the allegations to be "unsubstantiated" and that they are confident in the leadership of Lindeman.

In an e-mail to News 13 today, Lindeman says "...our health department staff was so pleased to receive such strong support and recognition from our state surgeon general."

She goes on to say "...we look forward to continuing to work with community partners as we strive to make Gulf County a healthier place."

News 13 also spoke to commission chair Bill Williams by phone today. He voted against sending the letter to the Department of Health...he says the board now considers this issue closed