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Posted on: June 2, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Jefferson County Board of Health Vacancy

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Jefferson County Public Health

Liz Anderson
 Web & Digital Communications Specialist



Jefferson County Board of Health Vacancy  

Port Townsend, WA. In 2021, in an effort to address disparities in health outcomes, the Washington State Legislature passed House Bill 1152. This bill requires local Boards of Health to include more non-elected members and those with diverse lived experiences. In May 2023, a position opened up and Jefferson County Board of Health is seeking applications for the “Consumers of Public Health” position. 

“Consumers of Public Health” is a position that is defined as someone in the county, or health district, who has faced significant health inequities and/or has lived experiences with public health programs. Applicants who meet these requirements will be interviewed by the Board. Finalists will be selected based on interest in public health, diversity of lived experience and passion for public service. Professional experience in public health or boards is not a requirement. 
 This appointment is a three-year commitment.
The only firm time requirement is the two-hour monthly meeting, the third Thursday of each month from 2:30-4:30pm. Occasionally, there may be special meetings.

This position will join the board, which is comprised of a representative of health care facilities, a “Community Stakeholder” position, the three Jefferson County Commissioners, one City Council member, and a tribal representative recruited/selected by the American Indian Health Commission (a position which is not yet filled). 
 Jefferson County residents who are interested in serving in the Consumer of Public Health position are encouraged to visit for more information.


How to Apply:

  • Applications are available in person at Jefferson County Public Health (615 Sheridan Street, Port Townsend) or the Commissioner’s Office in the basement of the County Courthouse (1820 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend) between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. 
  • Application forms that are fillable online can be found at Online-Fillable Form Application
  • Applications forms that are printable online can be found at Application; these can be emailed to or submitted via regular mail to: 

JCPH, Attn: Glenn Gilbert
 615 Sheridan Street
 Port Townsend, WA 98368 


Applications must be received or postmarked by 4:30 pm on Friday June 30, 2023 and interviews will take place at the Board of Health meeting on July 20, 2023.


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