The Delaware Public Health District Board of Health is the governing body for the district’s health department. Responsibilities include establishing public health programs, appointing employment of staff, financial management and rule-making authority. Board of Health members are appointed by elected officials who serve on the District Advisory Council or by the city they represent.
As a combined health district, the number of board members is determined by contracts between the city health districts and the general health district (the area of the county exclusive of cities). In our health district, the contracts call for two members to be appointed by the City of Delaware, one member to be appointed by the City of Powell, one member to be appointed by the City of Sunbury, and five members to be appointed by the District Advisory Council from the remainder of the health district.
Among the board members, one position must be filled by a physician. The state law also requires geographical representation from the area served. The provisions for appointments to boards of health are addressed in ORC 3709.
The Delaware Public Health District Board of Health regular meetings and committee meetings take place at the Delaware Public Health District at 1 West Winter Street, Delaware, OH. Notice of cancellation of any of the Board of Health meetings and/or committee meetings will be posted on the Delaware Public Health District’s website.
Board of Health meetings The Board of Health meetings are the last Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm except the November and December meetings, which are combined and take place on the second Tuesday of December.
Board of Health Personnel Committee meetings scheduled on an as needed basis. Meeting information will be posted on agency website.
Board of Health Variance/Subdivision Committee meetings are second Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in training room on an as needed basis.
Board of Health Finance Committee meetings are last Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Health Commissioner’s office on an as needed basis.