Board committees meet to conduct Board of Health and Health District business as noted below and to bring forward recommendations or items to the full Board. Committees meet in the Rucker Building, 3020 Rucker Ave., in Everett. Committee meetings are open to the public but the committees generally do not take public comment. Meeting schedules are noted in the descriptions below but are subject to change. Final agendas of upcoming meetings are available prior to the meetings.
The purpose of the Administration Committee is to discuss topics related to annual agency work plan and development, finance and budget, fees and charges, grants and contracts, human resources and employment-related policies, collective-bargaining agreements, technology, public records, risk management, security and safety, and use of District facilities. The Administration Committee generally meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m
The Executive Committee is authorized by the Board of Health to exercise limited powers of the Board. The committee is authorized to act on behalf of the Board on urgent matters when the Board is not in session or when convening the full Board is not possible or practical. The Executive Committee generally meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 11:30 a.m.
Public Health Program Policy Committee
The purpose of the Public Health Program Policy Committee is to discuss topics related to local, state, and federal policies; legislation and regulations; development of agency legislative priorities; changes to the Health District code; development and implementation of health policies; development of new and disposition of existing projects or programs; and the application, extension, and/or renewal of grants and contracts. The Public Health Program Policy Committee meets every other month, generally on the second Friday of the month at 3 p.m.
Ad Hoc Committees
Occasionally the Board of Health chair will appoint an ad hoc committee to address a specific issue, such as budget preparation for the coming year. Ad hoc committees meet as needed and generally don’t have a written agenda due to their limited scope.
A special committee meeting may be called by the Board of Health chair or by a committee chair when Board of Health or Health District business requires a meeting outside the normal committee meeting schedule.