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Board of Health

Purpose

Boards of health are part of state and local public health systems and are charged to address health promotion, disease prevention, and public protection.

They provide the necessary guidance and oversight of a local health department to assure the community’s health. 
Boards of health are a powerful part of a local public health system. Board roles vary across the country. In Indiana, boards set policies, hire and fire the health officer, review operational data and challenge any organizational activity when necessary. Boards also have financial oversight of the local health department. 

IC 16-20-2: Local Boards of Health

IC 16-20-2-2: Establishment and maintenance of local health department; adoption of health ordinances Sec. 2.(a) Except as provided in IC 16-20-3, the executive of each county shall by ordinance establish and maintain a local health department.

Code

Indiana Code 16-20-2-2

Term

Four years

Meeting Schedule

The Board meets quarterly at 5:30 p.m. in the Health Services Building Meeting Room. Tentative dates for 2019 Board meetings are January 15th, April 2nd, July 23rd, and October 1st. Sufficient notification will be given in the event that one or more of these dates change.

MEMBERS
APPOINTING BODY
TERM EXPIRATION DATE

Robert Wrenn, MD (R)

Commissioner

12-31-18

George Hegeman (R)

Commissioner

12-31

Stephen Pritchard, DDS (R)

Commissioner

12-31-20

Kay Leach, RN

Commissioner

12-31-18

Mark Norrell 

Commissioner

12-31-19

Carol Touloukian (D)

Commissioner

12-31

Ashley Cranor (D)

Commissioner

12-31-19


*Meeting agendas and minutes prior to 2016 can be obtained by completing a Public Information Request.

Contact Us

Penny Caudill,
Health Administrator
  • Phone: (812) 349-2543
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