Board of Health


Jefferson County Board of Health

Regular Meeting – January 20, 2022 at 2:30 pm

Virtual Meeting

Access for the hearing impaired and others can be accommodated using Washington Relay Service at 1-800-833-6384



(Per the May 29, 2021 Jefferson County Public Health Officer Order)

You can join this meeting by using the following methods:

  • Zoom Meeting:
    This option will allow you to join the meeting live. You will need to enter an email address. 
    If you wish to provide public comment, click on the hand icon at the bottom of the screen to “raise your hand.” Participation will be up to the Chair and/or Clerk of the meeting.  
    [Note: Zoom may tell you that you are joining a “webinar”; this is correct.]
  • Audio-only: Dial: 1-253-215-8782 and use Webinar ID: 97862703889# 
    This option will allow you to listen to the meeting live. If you wish to provide public comment, press*9 to "raise your hand."  Participation will be up to the Chair and/or Clerk of the meeting.
  • Website: Follow the links under “Quick links,” “Videos of Meetings,” and click on “Streaming Live.” 
    This option will allow you to see meeting documents and watch the meeting live-streaming, with no participation.

In the event of technical difficulties, at least one of the methods above will be accessible to the public. Please try all methods first before calling 360-385-9100 to report any issues.


Public comment will be accepted and can be emailed to: until 5:00 PM the evening prior to the start of the meeting.


  1. Approval of Agenda
  2. Approval of Minutes of December 16, 2021 Board of Health Meeting
  3. Public Comment
  4. Old Business and Information Reports
    1. Jefferson Healthcare Report
    2. Jefferson County Public Health Program Report
  5. New Business 
    1. COVID-19 Pandemic Update: Omicron Surge, Testing Shortages and Healthcare Strain (Dr. Berry)
    2. Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP): proposal for BoH oversight (Lori Fleming, Apple Martine) 
    3. Update on reorganization of the Board of Health membership (Kate Dean, Dr. Berry)
    4. Discussion of public comment protocols (Kate Dean).
  6. Agenda Planning Calendar:

    Climate Crisis and public health emergencies


  1. Next Scheduled Meeting:                  February 17, 2022

                                                                     2:30 – 4:30 PM

     Jefferson County Public Health

     Virtual Meeting

If you would like to submit a public comment, please email 

To see all submitted comments: Jefferson County Board of Health--Public Comments


  • Sheila Westerman
    • Citizen at Large
  • Libby Wennstrom
    • City of Port Townsend
  • Kees Kolff
    • Public Hospital District Commissioner
  • Denis Stearns, Vice-Chair 
    • Citizen at Large

  • Kate Dean, Chair
    • Jefferson County Commissioner District 1
  • Heidi Eisenhour
    • Jefferson County Commissioner District 2
  • Greg Brotherton
    • Jefferson County Commissioner District 3