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Macomb County’s Health Leader Gets Diversity Award

Macomb County Director of Health and Community Services Steve Gold has received a Diversity Award from Corp! Magazine for his efforts in Macomb County’s OneMacomb program.

Gold began his career as a teacher in rural North Carolina before beginning an extended period of international travel in Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nepal.

“My travels taught me a great deal about the importance of diversity within a community,” said Gold.

Gold came to Macomb County in 1997, when he began serving as deputy health officer. In 2010, he was appointed to the position of director/health officer for the Health Department. In 2011, Macomb County Executive Mark A. Hackel appointed Gold to be the first director of the Department of Health & Community Services, where he oversees the Health Department, the Community Services Agency, the Office of Senior Services and the county-funded side of MSU Extension.

OneMacomb, which was formed under Executive Hackel in 2012, promotes multiculturalism and inclusion efforts in Macomb County. OneMacomb's mission is to facilitate or support collaborative and community-based activities which celebrate cultural diversity and inclusion in Macomb County.

This is Corp! Magazine’s eighth year honoring businesses, organizations and business leaders who have displayed significant achievements in diversity within their organization or community. Gold was presented with the award on Sept. 10 at the magazine’s Salute to Diversity Conference and Awards breakfast.