Counties appoint three new district Board of Health members
by Anna Oakes
The Appalachian District Health Department recently announced the three newest appointees to the Board of Health. They are Natasha Greer-Pennington (pharmacist, Ashe County), Randy Revis (public, Ashe County) and Jeffrey Tiller (engineer, Watauga County). Members are appointed for a three-year term and participate on an 18-member board consisting of members from Alleghany, Ashe and Watauga Counties.
The role of the Board of Health is to establish public health policy, promote health for the community and be an advocate for all citizens.
"The Appalachian District Board of Health works hard to support our mission to promote healthy living, prevent disease and protect the environment," said Beth Lovette, Health Director.
Alleghany, Ashe and Watauga County commissioners each select a member from their board to serve on the Board of Health. The appointed county commissioner members of the Board of Health appoint members from each county for a three-year term of service. Ken Richardson (Alleghany County public member) serves as chairman, and David Triplett (Watauga County public member) serves as vice chairman. Watauga County board members also include Dr. Daniel Krontz, Lee Jackson, Dr. Howard Johnson, Dr. Bill Herring, Mary Cavanaugh and Commissioner Perry Yates.
The Appalachian District Board of Health meets every other month. Notices of meetings are posted in the local county health department and with local county administration. Additional information on the Appalachian District Health Department, the Board of Health and other services it provides can be found at http://www.apphealth.com.
If you have additional questions or concerns, contact your local Appalachian District Health Department office (Watauga County: 828-264-4995, Ashe County 336-246-9449, Alleghany 336-372-5641).