Board of Health

AGENDA

Jefferson County Board of Health

Regular Meeting – May 19, 2022 at 2:30 pm

Virtual Meeting

Access for the hearing impaired and others can be accommodated using 
Washington Relay Service at 1-800-833-6384

COVID-19 NOTICE:

NO IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE ALLOWED

(Per the May 29, 2021 Jefferson County Public Health Officer Order)

You can join this meeting by using the following methods:

  • Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/97862703889
    This option will allow you to join the meeting live. You will need to enter an email address. 
    If you wish to provide public comment, click on the hand icon at the bottom of the screen to “raise your hand.” Participation will be up to the Chair and/or Clerk of the meeting.  
    [Note: Zoom may tell you that you are joining a “webinar”; this is correct.]
  • Audio-only: Dial: 1-253-215-8782 and use Webinar ID: 97862703889# 
    This option will allow you to listen to the meeting live. If you wish to provide public comment, press*9 to "raise your hand."  Participation will be up to the Chair and/or Clerk of the meeting.
  • Website: www.co.jefferson.wa.us Follow the links under “Quick links,” “Videos of Meetings,” and click on “Streaming Live.” 
    This option will allow you to see meeting documents and watch the meeting live-streaming, with no participation.

In the event of technical difficulties, at least one of the methods above will be accessible to the public. Please try all methods first before calling 360-385-9100 to report any issues.

 

Public comment will be accepted and can be emailed to: BOH@co.jefferson.wa.us until 5:00 PM the evening prior to the start of the meeting.

 

  1. Approval of Agenda
  2. Approval of Minutes of April 21, 2022 Board of Health Meeting
  3. Public Comment (15 mins.)
  4. Old Business and Information Reports
    1. Jefferson Healthcare Report (Kees Kolff) (5 mins.)
    2. Jefferson County Public Health Report (Apple Martine) (5 mins.)
    3. COVID-19 Pandemic Update (Dr. Locke as deputy) (20 mins.)
  5. New Business 
    1. Climate change grant, “Climate & Health Adaptation Initiative (CHAI),” brief update (Mike Dawson, Lara Gaasland-Tatro) (10 mins)
    2. Reorganization of the Board of Health: recruitment discussion (Apple Martine) (5 mins)
    3. National Public Health Week: Awarding of Public Health Heroes in June (Apple Martine) (10 mins)
    4. Recycling: Upcoming Changes presentation (Laura Tucker) (30 mins)
  6. Agenda Planning Calendar:
    1. Jeff Johnston, Executive Director from the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA) presenting in June
    2. Harm reduction, June meeting (Dr. Berry)
    3. Drinking Water: Requesting BoH approval of two new Drinking Water Policies, to repeal and replace outdated policies and resolution, June meeting (Alisa Hasbrouck, Emma Erickson)
    4. Presentation of Public Health Heroes Awards, June meeting (Apple Martine)
    5. Climate change, establishing next steps and focal areas
  7. Announcements


                     Next Scheduled Meeting:                  June 16, 2022
                                                                                2:30 – 4:30 PM
                                                                                Jefferson County Public Health
                                                                                Virtual Meeting

If you would like to submit a public comment, please email boh@co.jefferson.wa.us 

To see all submitted comments: Jefferson County Board of Health--Public Comments

Members

  • Sheila Westerman
    • Citizen at Large
  • Libby Wennstrom
    • City of Port Townsend
  • Kees Kolff, Vice-Chair 
    • Public Hospital District Commissioner
  • Denis Stearns
    • Citizen at Large


  • Kate Dean
    • Jefferson County Commissioner District 1
  • Heidi Eisenhour
    • Jefferson County Commissioner District 2
  • Greg Brotherton, Chair
    • Jefferson County Commissioner District 3