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July 13, 2020
Skagit County Board of Commissioners seeks applicants for County Board of Health
The Skagit County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants for potential members of the Skagit County Board of Health. The Board of Health enacts local rules and regulations in order to preserve, promote and improve the public health pursuant to Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 70.05.060. Given the increasingly complex public health issues facing Skagit County and the County’s commitment to creating solutions that improve the overall health of the community, the Skagit County Commissioners passed an ordinance to adopt Skagit County Code Chapter 12.01. Chapter 12.01 expands the Board of Health, adding two additional at-large members with expertise in health care and/or public health.
The Board of Commissioners strives to ensure the Board of Health is balanced by representing a range of perspectives and expertise. This broader expertise will enable the Board to further identify and advance effective public health policies and strategies to foster a healthier Skagit.
About the Board of Health
The Skagit County Board of Health, under advisement from Skagit County Public Health and the Population Health Trust Advisory Committee, continuously advances a countywide Health in All Policy approach to improve the health for all Skagitonians. Health solutions often are best identified and implemented at the local level. Therefore, the Board of Health adopts policies that create strategies and initiatives designed to address health concerns specific to Skagit County. Broader representation will enable the Board of Health to successfully ameliorate far-reaching health issues locally.
At this time, the Skagit County Board of Commissioners is seeking one at-large Board member following application and review of qualifications. The term of office for at-large members shall be for three years. An at-large member should:
How to Apply
To apply, please prepare a letter of interest with the following information:
Send your application no later than Friday, August 14, 2020 at 4:30 pm to the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1800 Continental Place, Suite 100, Mount Vernon WA 98273. If you have questions, please email email@example.com or call 360-336-9300 416-1300. The Board of County Commissioners expects to make appointments in April after application review and interviews.