Board of Health


Jefferson County Board of Health

Regular Meeting – June 16, 2022 at 2:30 pm

Virtual Meeting

Access for the hearing impaired and others can be accommodated using 
Washington Relay Service at 1-800-833-6384



(Per the May 29, 2021 Jefferson County Public Health Officer Order)

You can join this meeting by using the following methods:

  • Zoom Meeting:
    This option will allow you to join the meeting live. You will need to enter an email address. 
    If you wish to provide public comment, click on the hand icon at the bottom of the screen to “raise your hand.” Participation will be up to the Chair and/or Clerk of the meeting.  
    [Note: Zoom may tell you that you are joining a “webinar”; this is correct.]
  • Audio-only: Dial: 1-253-215-8782 and use Webinar ID: 97862703889# 
    This option will allow you to listen to the meeting live. If you wish to provide public comment, press*9 to "raise your hand."  Participation will be up to the Chair and/or Clerk of the meeting.
  • Website: Follow the links under “Quick links,” “Videos of Meetings,” and click on “Streaming Live.” 
    This option will allow you to see meeting documents and watch the meeting live-streaming, with no participation.

In the event of technical difficulties, at least one of the methods above will be accessible to the public. Please try all methods first before calling 360-385-9100 to report any issues.


Public comment will be accepted and can be emailed to: until 5:00 PM the evening prior to the start of the meeting.


  1. Approval of Agenda
  2. Approval of Minutes of May 19, 2022 Board of Health Meeting
  3. Public Comment (15 mins.)
  4. Old Business and Information Reports
    1. Jefferson Healthcare Report (Kees Kolff) (5 mins.)
    2. Jefferson County Public Health Report (Apple Martine) (5 mins.)
    3. COVID-19 Pandemic Update (Dr. Allison Berry) (10 mins.)
  5. New Business 
    1. Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA) Update: Jeff Johnston, Ph.D., Lauren Whybrew, Mike Shults, Odelle Hadley, Ph.D., Dan Nelson (30 mins)
    2. Gun violence and evidence-based public health strategies to stem the tide (Dr Allison Berry) (20 mins)
    3. Reorganization of the Board of Health: recruitment discussion (Apple Martine, Kate Dean, Heidi Eisenhour, Denis Stearns) (10 mins) 
    4. National Public Health Week: Awarding of Public Health Heroes (Apple Martine) (20 mins.)
  6. Agenda Planning Calendar:
    1. Harm reduction (Dr. Berry)
    2. Update to the Wildfire Smoke Policy, July meeting (Michael Dawson)
    3. Drinking Water: Requesting BoH approval of two new Drinking Water Policies, to repeal and replace outdated policies and resolution, July meeting (Alisa Hasbrouck, Emma Erickson)
    4. Climate change, establishing next steps and focal areas
  7. Announcements

                     Next Scheduled Meeting:                  July 21, 2022
                                                                                2:30 – 4:30 PM
                                                                                Jefferson County Public Health
                                                                                Virtual Meeting

If you would like to submit a public comment, please email 

To see all submitted comments: Jefferson County Board of Health--Public Comments


  • Sheila Westerman
    • Citizen at Large
  • Libby Wennstrom
    • City of Port Townsend
  • Kees Kolff, Vice-Chair 
    • Public Hospital District Commissioner
  • Denis Stearns
    • Citizen at Large

  • Kate Dean
    • Jefferson County Commissioner District 1
  • Heidi Eisenhour
    • Jefferson County Commissioner District 2
  • Greg Brotherton, Chair
    • Jefferson County Commissioner District 3