AFSCME Ohio Council 8 Celebrates Nurses Across the State 

(Cincinnati, OH) On May 3rd, amidst a torrential downpour, Ohio Council 8 President Sean Grayson, Mayor of Cincinnati Aftab Purval, Interim Director of Nursing for the City of Cincinnati’s Public Health Department, and others came together to celebrate the essential and vital work of our public health nurses. Feelings of gratitude and awe were expressed by speakers throughout the event. The celebration recognized their heroic contributions from the height of the pandemic through the state slowly reopening, to the important work they continue to do to this day. 

From left, Local 2026 members Patty Snyder and Kathy Corturillo and Local 2084 members Raymond Inghram and Linda Stull at the ready in the emergency room.


“I hope you think of yourselves as the heroes you are. You deserve all of the thanks and praise that the rest of us can give. I hope that in the years to come, as time goes by and the public’s fear and attention and memories of this pandemic fade that you remember how truly brave your actions were during this crisis. Thank you for your commitment to the health and safety of our communities.” AFSCME Ohio Council 8 President Sean Grayson. 

AFSCME Ohio Council 8 would like to honor nurses across the state working in state and city health departments, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and other health care facilities. Thank you for all that you do to keep your communities safe and healthy. 



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