Preston Smith

Preston Smith, Environmental Health Coordinator/Marina Programs Manager, Office of Environmental Health Services at the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health

 

Preston Smith is an Environmental Health Coordinator/Marina Programs Manager in the Office of Environmental Health Services at the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Warren Wilson College, a master’s degree in Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia, master’s degree in Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University and is a Fellow of the Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute.

In 1994, he began his career in public service as a Shellfish Specialist in the Division of Shellfish Sanitation.  In 1999, Mr. Smith became the VDH Marina Technical Consultant and the Clean Vessel Act grant coordinator in the Division of Wastewater Engineering.  In 2002, Mr. Smith became the Boating Infrastructure Grant coordinator for the Office of Environmental Health Services.  Among his other duties as an Environmental Health Coordinator, he is responsible for managing the statewide marina sanitation and boating facility regulatory inspection program, member of the Virginia Clean Marina Advisory Council and Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Implementation committee.