health officer

August 18, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Throughout Pandemic, Gayles was the Face of Montgomery County’s Health

During daily meetings with government officials, weekly meetings with the press and constant emails and calls concerning the health of Montgomery County, Dr. Travis Gayles kept his composure. Despite lawsuits, public scorn, protests from private school families and barbs delivered by Gov. Larry Hogan, at least on the outside, nothing seemed to ruffle Gayles, who […]

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August 18, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Watch Live: Elrich Weekly COVID-19 Media Briefing at 12:30 P.M. Wednesday

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will provide a briefing on the county’s COVID-19 response efforts Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. The briefing will be broadcast on MCM channels 21 and 995 (HD), County Cable Montgomery and on the county’s  Facebook page and YouTube channel. Typically, Elrich is joined by Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles who is on […]

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August 18, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles Resigns

Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles has resigned effective Sept. 12. County Executive Marc Elrich announced Gayles informed him of the decision Wednesday morning. He held the position since Sept. 2017 leading public health decision-making for the county throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Elrich said Health and Human Services Director Dr. Raymond Crowel will work […]

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October 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

Travis Gayles Named County’s New Health Officer

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett announced the appointment of Dr. Travis Gayles as County Health Officer and Chief of Public Health Services early Monday. The county council approved his appointment and Gayles started his new role back in September, according to a news release. Gayles is from Chase City, Virginia and completed his Bachelor of […]

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April 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Fight the Bite: Residents Urged to Take Precautions Against Mosquitoes (VIDEO)

As the weather warms up, Montgomery County officials are urging residents to take precautions against mosquitoes because of the Zika virus. MyMCMedia‘s Sonya Burke reports that the county has launched a new public education campaign that you may be hearing a lot about this summer. Mosquito prevention tips: –Eliminate standing water in and around your […]

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