Chris Skerlec, Director of Environmental & Conservation Services at the School District of Palm Beach County has been selected as the recipient of the Outstanding Community Partner award by the American Lung Association.
Mr. Skerlec has partnered since 2000 with the American Lung Association in the Asthma Friendly Schools Program in efforts to reduce asthma triggers and allergens in Palm Beach County schools thus creating a healthier environment for students and staff.
One of the initiatives that he developed is a checklist inspection report and provided basic Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) training for American Lung Association and Health Department personnel. In addition, Mr. Skerlec partnered with the American Lung Association and the PBC Health Dept. to publish a pamphlet entitled “IAQ Tips for Teachers”, educating teachers regarding good practices to improve indoor air quality in schools.
He was recognized at the annual meeting that recently took place in the Lung Association’s headquarters in West Palm Beach.
“It was certainly an honor to be selected at their annual meeting as an Outstanding Community Partner,” added Chris.
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