The Danbury City Council has approved the appointment of a new Health Director. Kara Prunty, who has been serving in the acting position, was officially confirmed at the Council's meeting on Thursday. Prunty had to complete her master of public health degree before officially taking on the position she held for the past 17 months. She holds master of public administration from the Rockefeller School of Public Administration at the University Albany and multiple certifications through the state health department and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Mayor Joe Cavo says during her tenure with the city, Prunty has established herself as a leader and her calm and knowledgeable guidance is one of the driving forces of Danbury’s success in dealing with this pandemic.