Head of The Center for Closing the Health Gap steps down

The head of a controversial agency funded by the city of Cincinnati has stepped down. This photo is from the annual health expo hosted by The Center for Closing the Health Gap. (WKRC)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The head of a controversial agency funded by the city of Cincinnati has stepped down.

Dwight Tillery announced Monday he's retiring from The Center for Closing the Health Gap. In October, the agency was at the center of a budget fight at City Hall.

Mayor John Cranely vetoed a proposed spending plan that would have funded a number of things, including the center, which has a goal of reducing disparities in health care among black residents. Tillery is a former mayor and a political rival of Cranley.

A majority of city council members later reached a deal to override that veto.

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