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Lincoln County expands Board of Health membership


Last updated 6/16/2022 at 2:17pm

DAVENPORT--The Lincoln County Commissioners are accepting applications to expand the Lincoln County Board of Health in response to updates to RCW 70.05.030.

The updated statue requires equal representation between elected officials and nonelected community members to sit on the local Board of Health.

In Lincoln County, this change will expand the Board from the current three county commissioner structure to include three nonelected community members representing public health, healthcare facilities and providers, a consumer of public health services and a community stakeholder.

“This modification to our local board structure will provide additional community input into the health priorities and strategies being implemented in Lincoln County” said Commissioner Scott Hutsell, Board Chair. “Improving the health of Lincoln County residents requires a collaborative community response and this board modification supports that.”

The Lincoln County Board of Health is the policy board that oversees the activities of the Lincoln County Health Department. This includes policy evaluation, strategy development and regulatory oversight to preserve, promote, and improve the public’s health.

The Board plans to meet at least quarterly, typically on the first or third Monday in coordination with the Board of County Commissioner Meeting. The meetings will be scheduled from 1 to 2:30 and held in person in the commissioners’ chambers in the Lincoln County Courthouse. Applications should be submitted by June 30, 2022.


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