Board of Health seeks applicants for two Public Health Advisory Council positions

Clark County Public Health building. File photo
Clark County Public Health building. File photo

The Public Health Advisory Council reviews priority public health needs and makes periodic recommendations to the Board of Health to enhance community health and wellbeing

VANCOUVER – The Clark County Board of Health is seeking applicants for two open positions on the volunteer Public Health Advisory Council.

One opening is for the position held by a dentist practicing in Clark County. The three-year term begins as soon as it’s filled and ends Sept. 30, 2026. 

The second opening is for the position held by a medical doctor practicing in Clark County. The selected applicant will fill the remainder of a three-year term that begins Nov. 1, 2023 and ends Sept. 30, 2025.

The Public Health Advisory Council typically meets 5:30-7:30 p.m. via Zoom on the fourth Tuesday of each month, except the month of December. One meeting each quarter will be in-person at locations across the county. Members may also join council committees that meet periodically throughout the year depending on committee scope and priorities.

The Public Health Advisory Council reviews priority public health needs and makes periodic recommendations to the Board of Health to enhance community health and wellbeing. The council may provide community forums or establish community task forces, as assigned by the Board of Health. And the council reviews and makes recommendations to Clark County Public Health and the Board of Health for the annual budget and fees. Over the course of the current terms, members can expect to support Clark County Community Health Improvement Plan priorities, a public health legislative agenda, and more.

Clark County Public Health promotes healthy communities and environments, health equity, and disease and injury prevention. With community partners, Public Health works to promote healthier choices; ensure the safety of food and water; reduce environmental waste and contamination; and protect people from disease outbreaks through monitoring, early detection and swift response. 

Those interested in an appointment to the advisory council should submit a brief letter of interest and résumé to Michelle Pfenning, County Manager’s Office, PO Box 5000, Vancouver 98666-5000. Applications can also be emailed to michelle.pfenning@clark.wa.gov. For questions about council participation and what to expect as a member, email PHACAdmin@clark.wa.gov

The application deadline is 5 p.m. Tues., Oct. 17. 

Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.


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