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Harold Bengsch To Retire From Greene County Commission

Greene County

Greene County Commissioner Harold Bengsch will not seek reelection when his term ends this year.  The 85-year-old has served as commissioner since 2004.  Before that, he worked for the Springfield-Greene County Health Department for 45 years.  Twenty of those years he was the health department’s director.

In a statement, Springfield Mayor Ken McClure said Bengsch has been “an exemplary public servant and community leader for over six decades” and that he made the Springfield-Greene County Health Department “a premier health agency in the country.”

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt said in a statement that Bengsch’s work as a commissioner “added to his dedicated efforts to improve our local health system, particularly with regard to increasing access to mental and behavioral health care, and will have a long-lasting impact.”

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