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2109 Sumner Avenue
Aberdeen, WA
USA

(360) 532-8631

Board of Health

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Meeting information

Our Health Officer and Director report to the Board of Health on the fourth Thursday of January, April, July, and October.

Meetings start at 8:30am and are held in the Harbor Room of the Pearsall Building in Aberdeen.

The public is invited to attend Board of Health meetings and opportunities for public comment are provided.


Grays Harbor County Board of Health members

Wes Cormier, Grays Harbor County Commissioner District No. 1
WCormier@co.grays-harbor.wa.us
(800) 230-1638

Randy Ross, Grays Harbor County Commissioner District No. 2
RRoss@co.grays-harbor.wa.us
(800) 230-1638

Vickie Raines, Grays Harbor County Commissioner District No. 3
VRaines@co.grays-harbor.wa.us
(800) 230-1638


What is the Board of Health?

The Grays Harbor County Board of Health is a local government body that regulates matters related to public health.

Local health jurisdictions in Washington State (including Grays Harbor County Public Health Department) are governed by both local and state regulations.

State-level public health regulations can be made by:

Local-level public health regulations can be made by:

  • Grays Harbor County Board of Health.
  • Cities.

What does the Board of Health do?

Local boards of health have “supervision over all matters pertaining to the preservation of the life and health of the people within its jurisdiction” (RCW 70.05.060).

Local boards of health:

  • enforce public health statutes.
  • oversee the protection of public health.
  • enact local public health policy, regulations, and fees.

The Board of Health also appoints a health officer (RCW 70.05.040). The role of the Health Officer is to act under the direction of the Board of Health (RCW 70.05.070).

Who serves on the Grays Harbor County Board of Health?

In counties that do not have a home rule charter, such as Grays Harbor County, county commissioners serve as the Board of Health (RCW 70.05.030).

Last updated: July 2, 2019