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SEPTEMBER 2022 UPDATE: Four Kitsap residents have been appointed to nonelected positions on the Kitsap Public Health Board. Thank you to all who applied!

Kitsap Public Health Board Restructure

Under a recently enacted state law, local public health boards must include an equal number of elected and nonelected members. To meet this requirement, the Kitsap Public Health Board will be expanded from seven to 10 positions in 2022 and nonelected community representatives will be appointed to serve alongside elected officials. Scroll down to learn more about how the board will be restructured.

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Position Description

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Frequently Asked Questions

A Health Board committee will interview qualified candidates and select finalists for nonelected positions. The Kitsap Public Health Board is accepting applications to fill three volunteer, nonelected community representative positions on the Board. This is a unique opportunity for Kitsap County residents to help guide health priorities and policies in their community. Per state law, one representative must be appointed from each of the following categories:

  • Healthcare public health professionals

  • Consumers of public health

  • Other community stakeholder groups

Qualified applicants will be interviewed by a Health Board committee and select finalists for the positions. The Kitsap Board of County Commissioners will review finalists and appoint new members to the Health Board.

Review the position description and frequently asked questions documents to learn more about the nonelected Board member positions and obligations required of board members. Use the application form to apply. Questions? Call 360-728-2330 or email pio@kitsappublichealth.org.

How is the Health Board being restructured?

The Kitsap Public Health Board is being restructured in accordance with Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill 1152 and Washington Administrative Code 246-90.

Under these rules, the Health Board will expand from seven to 10 members, and will include an equal number of local elected officials and nonelected community representatives:

Nonelected members will be appointed by the Kitsap Board of County Commissioners, as described above. Representatives for the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe and Suquamish Tribe will be appointed by the American Indian Health Commission.

New members are expected to be appointed prior to the Health Board’s September 2022 meeting.

For additional information call 360-728-2330 or email pio@kitsappublichealth.org.

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