Oneida County Board of Health seeking applicants to fill citizen vacancy
For the Tomahawk Leader
ONEIDA COUNTY – The Oneida County Board of Health (BOH) is accepting applications from interested Oneida County residents for one citizen vacancy.
The BOH, appointed by the Oneida County Board of Supervisors, is the governing body for the Oneida County Health Department (OCHD) and assures measures are taken to provide an environment in which individuals can be healthy.
The seven-member committee is made up of four elected county supervisors and three citizens.
“The BOH represents Oneida County residents and provides leadership that fosters local involvement and commitment, that emphasizes public health needs and that advocates for equitable distribution of public health resources,” OCHD stated, adding that the committee’s primary role is to “advocate for the health of Oneida County, including vulnerable populations, make policy decisions and plan for future needs.”
OCHD said the vacant seat is for a citizen member specifically interested in serving their community.
Membership on the BOH Committee requires attending a meeting in Rhinelander currently scheduled for 9 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. OCHD is also offering virtual attendance via Zoom.
Commitment is for at least one three-year term. Members receive a meeting stipend and mileage reimbursement for travel to the meetings.
Interested Oneida County residents are asked to contact OCHD to receive an application or fill out an application online at www.bit.ly/3I4270k.
Applications are due back to OCHD on or before 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 8. The BOH will review all applications, and a candidate will be selected to recommend to the County Board Chair for official appointment.
For more information, contact OCHD at 715-369-6106 or email [email protected].