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Heather Mosley | SBJ

2023 40 Under 40: Aaron Schekorra

Springfield-Greene County Health Department

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Aaron Schekorra started the role as public health information specialist in August 2020 as the first member of the newly formed COVID-19 Outreach Team for the Springfield-Greene County Health Department. The work directly impacted the community by creating and distributing the first guides for businesses to prevent and respond to the pandemic, as well as overseeing the COVID-19 Call Center and increasing vaccination opportunities.

“I could not be prouder of this work since I know that everything we did, we did to save lives,” he says.

In 2021, he was named public health information administrator to lead the communications team.

Schekorra, 31, dedicates both his professional and personal life to public service, by also volunteering with multiple organizations and serving as the board president for PFLAG Springfield.

What did you learn the hard way? I can’t do it all. Slowing down over the last year has made me more effective at the things that matter and a lot happier.

Your most treasured possession? When I was in college, I saw a video and it inspired me to make a bucket list that included 500-plus things I wanted to do, see or accomplish. A few times a year, I will open it up, mark off the things I’ve completed, add a new goal and pick a few more things that I want to cross off that year.

Favorite hobby or creative outlet? I brew my own mead and I’ve even won a couple of awards for it.

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