The Public Health Advisory Board shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Health Department in the following areas:
The Public Health Advisory Board has 21 members, appointed by the County Council and includes one member from the Board of Health and one Public Health Officer.
The current members are:
The members of the Public Health Advisory Board must be residents of and registered voters in Whatcom county.
Membership preference shall be given to tribal, racial, ethnic, and other minorities. The advisory board shall consist of a balance of persons with expertise, career experience, and consumer experience in areas impacting public health and with populations served by the health department, including healthcare access and quality; physical environment, including built and natural environments; social and economic sectors, including housing, basic needs, education, and employment; business and philanthropy; communities that experience health inequities; government, and; tribal communities and tribal government. The board’s composition shall include: