Board of Health

The Board of Health is the advisory board for the Environmental Health Department and Public Health activities in the county.

Meetings


The Board meets monthly, normally on the second Thursday of the month.

Members


The Board of Health is composed of six members that are appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Each member's term lasts three years.

  • Tim Broer
    Term Expires: 12-31-2018
    Iowa Falls
  • Dr. Curtis O’Loughlin
    Term Expires: 12-31-2018
    Iowa Falls
  • Jeffrey Hoffman
    Term Expires: 12-31-2019
    New Providence
  • Diane Meier
    Term Expires: 12-31-2017
    Iowa Falls
  • Joyce Kix
    Term Expires: 12-31-2017
    Hubbard
  • Reneé McClellan
    Board of Supervisors
    Eldora

Board Overview


The Board of Heath strives to promote and protect the health of their friends and neighbors. Board of Health members focus on the priority health problems in their communities, which might include substance abuse (including tobacco use), environmental issues, chronic disease, violence and abuse, disaster preparedness, and bioterrorism threats.

Board of Health members are working with many partners to carry out the three core functions of public health:
  •  Assessment - knowing what needs to be done
  •  Policy Development - being part of the solution
  •  Assurance - doing what needs to be done, or making sure it happens

Duties


The duties and responsibilities of the Board of Health is set out in Iowa Code 455B.172

Local boards of health to be the administrative authority for:
  • On-site waste water systems
  • Nonpublic water wells
  • Grants-to-Counties programs
  • Public health nuisances
  • Time of property transfer (real estate) inspections