Members of the Board of Health for the Knox County General Health District, from left:
Seated: Lee Rhoades, president pro-tem; Laura Haberman, RN, president; Eric Siekkinen, R.Ph.;
Standing Jeff Harmer, Ron Moder, Amanda Rogers, DVM; and Larry Reed, MD.
Absent: Kelly Bailey, RD,LD and Laura Barbuto, RN.
The Board of Health for the Knox County General Health District meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the department conference room. The meetings are open to the public and there is a time allocated at the beginning of every meeting for public participation . Board meeting dates occasionally change due to holidays and other events. If you are planning on attending, please call 740-392-2200, Ext. 2221, to verify location and start time.
Special board of health meetings are held as needed. These meetings are announced in the local media as required by Ohio's Open Meetings Law.
The Knox County Board of Health is comprised of nine members; six members are appointed by the Knox County District Advisory Council, known as the DAC; three members are appointed by the Mount Vernon City Council.
Board member terms are five years. There are no term limits.
In addition to appointing board members, the DAC brings recommendations and health issue concerns to the Board’s attention. The council is composed of the chairman of each township’s board of trustees or a designee, the mayor of each village and the president of the Knox County Board of Commissioners. The DAC meets at least once a year, usually on the third Tuesday in March.
The Knox County General Health District operates according to the standards set forth in the following chapters of the of the Ohio Administrative Code and the Ohio Revised Code.
Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3701-36 LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS
Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3701: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3709: HEALTH DISTRICTS
Ohio Revised Code: Chapter 3707: BOARD OF HEALTH
Ohio Revised Code: Chapter 4736: SANITARIANS
Ohio Revised Code: Chapter 3705: VITAL STATISTICS