DATE:            March 2, 2015


CONTACT:     Kate Blair, (541) 682-4327

The Lane County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications from citizens interested in serving on the advisory committee listed below.  The committee advises the Board of Commissioners on a wide variety of topics and issues.  Details about the committee and its composition, meeting schedule etc., are listed below.

PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE:  Makes recommendations to the Public Health Administrator and advises the Board of Health and the Board of Commissioners on matters of public health, planning, policy development, control measures, funding, public education and advocacy; and acts in a community liaison capacity to provide a link between the community and the Public Health Division.

MEETING SCHEDULE:  Second Tuesday of the month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

VACANCIES: One (1) At-Large position.

TERM: The position is for 4 years, ending on 8/31/2019.

MEMBERSHIP:  Consists of twelve (12) members with a broad public health interest and concern, not limited to single interests or issues.  Committee representation shall include geographic, socioeconomic, and professional interests.  Membership shall include: five (5) persons “licensed by this state as health care practitioners” and seven (7) “persons who are informed on and interested in public health matters”. (ORS 431.412 (5) (a) (b) Public members with diverse backgrounds are preferred.  County employees are not eligible for membership.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  5 p.m., March 30, 2015.

Applications are available on line at and in the Board of Commissioners' Office located on the 2nd floor of the Public Service Building, 125 East 8th Avenue, Eugene.  To request an application by mail, please call 541-682-4203.