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> Opportunity to Serve on the Tompkins County Board of Health 2020-10-09

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Your Partner for a Healthy Community
Frank Kruppa — Public Health Director


Friday, October 9, 2020

For more information contact: Samantha Hillson,, (607) 274-6714, or Frank Kruppa, (607) 274-6300

Opportunity to Serve on the Tompkins County Board of Health

(ITHACA, N.Y., October 9, 2020) – The Tompkins County Board of Health (BOH) has an at-large vacancy and invites interested candidates to apply. The Board encourages individuals with diverse perspectives to apply who seek to engage in public health issues impacting our community.

The BOH is a volunteer board that serves as the governing body for the Health Department. The eight board members each serve six-year terms. Applicants must be 18 years of age, a resident of Tompkins County, and a U.S. citizen. The Board meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, at noon for approximately one and a half hours at the Health Department, 55 Brown Road, Ithaca, or currently via Zoom.

Under New York State Public Health Law, the BOH enacts regulations related to the preservation of life and health and confirms the violation of orders and regulations. The Board also oversees the department budget and approves department policy and procedures.

To indicate interest in serving on the Board of Health, applicants must complete an Advisory Board Application form. The form may be obtained from the County Legislature office, located at the Governor Daniel D. Tompkins Building (Old Court House), entrance is on the Dewitt Park side of the building, 121 E. Court Street, Ithaca. The office is currently closed to the public. Please call 607-274-5434 to make an appointment. The form is also available for download at: form.pdf

After the application is submitted, candidates may be interviewed prior to a recommendation and they must be approved by both the BOH and the County Legislature. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. 

For more information on the Board of Health, please contact Frank Kruppa, Public Health Director, at 607-274-6674.  To obtain an application form, contact the Legislature office at 607-274-5434.

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