Board of Health

MEMBERS: 7 members

TERM: 6 years – no limit

AUTHORIZING LEGISLATION: Georgia Laws § 31-3-2

MEETING INFORMATION

  • Regular meetings: Third Wednesday of the first month in each quarter at 4:00 p.m., Clarke County Health Department, Sky Light Room 345 N. Harris Street 
  • Special meetings: determined at the time of call

MAJOR DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

To determine the health needs and resources of its jurisdiction by research and by collection, analysis and evaluation of all data pertaining to the health of the community. To develop, in cooperation with the department, programs, activities, and facilities responsive to the needs of its area. To secure compliance with the rules and regulations of the department that have local application. To enforce, or cause enforcement of, all laws pertaining to health unless the responsibility for the enforcement of such laws is that of another agency. Support activities/services provided by personnel of Health Department.

SPECIAL SKILLS/EXPERTISE/INTERESTS

  • One member must be a practicing physician
  • One member must be a licensed nurse
  • One member must be a advocate for consumers
  • One member must be a consumer for needy or under privileged
MEMBERS
TERM EXPIRES
Kathleen Cason, Consumer for needy or under-privileged
12-31-2021
Patricia Moore, Advocate for consumers
12-31-2022
Betsy Pless, Licensed nurse
12-31-2022
Tionya Lawrence, Family nurse practitioner
12-31-2023
Jared Bailey, Mayor Appointee

Melissa Link, Mayor Representative

Dr. Demond Means, School Superintendent


METHOD OF APPOINTMENT
Mayor and Commission (4)
Serves by the virtue of the office (3)

CONTACT
Dr. Claude A. Burnett, MD, MPH - District Health Director
706-389-3921

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