The Board of Health is appointed by the Caldwell County Board of Commissioners and operates as the governing body of the Department of Public Health. The Board sets policies and procedures and establishes rules and ordinances that enhances and protects the public health of Caldwell County. The Board plays a key role in the budgetary process and future plans of the department. North Carolina has 85 boards of health even though there are 100 counties in the state. Several districts exist as multi-county health departments, and each has one governance board.
When: First Thursday of the Month at 6:00 p.m. (no meetings in January or July)
Where: Alden E. Starnes Municipal Building (execpt during elections and December Meeting, those are held at HHS building)
Agenda for Meeting
Meetings are open to the public. Special Board of Health meetings, workshops, and conferences may be scheduled throughout the year. To verify Board meeting schedules, please call (828) 426-8405.
The Board of Health consists of 11 members are appointed by Caldwell County Board of Commissioners. The Board must have representation from the following professions: pharmacist, physician, dentist, registered nurse, engineer, commissioner, optometrist, veterinarian, as well as three members representing the general public. The 2015-2016 Board of Health members are:
Requests for copies of the minutes from past Board of Health meetings can be made to Jami Bentley at 2345 Morganton Blvd. SW, Suite B, Lenoir, NC, 28645 or call (828) 426-8405.