The Clark County Board of Health is seeking applicants for seven positions representing various community and professional groups on the volunteer Public Health Advisory Council.
The board is accepting applications from Clark County residents for five, three-year terms beginning Oct. 1, 2023 and ending Sept. 30, 2026:
- Three positions representing consumers of public health services
- One position for a dentist practicing in Clark County
- One position representing a Clark County social/human services agency
The board is also accepting applications from Clark County residents to fill the remainder of two three-year terms ending Sept. 30, 2025:
- One position for a medical doctor practicing in Clark County (term to begin Nov. 1, 2023)
- One position representing the Clark County Commission on Aging or aging community (term to begin immediately)
The Public Health Advisory Council typically meets 5:30-7:30 pm 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about council participation and what to expect as a member, email PHACAdmin@clark.wa.gov.
The application deadline is 5 pm Friday, Sept. 22.