What is the District Advisory Council?
The Clermont County District Advisory Council (DAC) appoints members to the Clermont County Board of Health. The DAC consists of the board of county commissioners president, the chairperson from each township’s board of trustees, and the mayor of each village in Clermont County.
The DAC appoints a member to the board of health and can make recommendations to the board of health regarding public health matters. The district advisory council meets annually in March with the health commissioner, according to section 3709.03 of the Ohio Revised Code. During the meeting, the health commissioner provides an annual report of the health district’s activities from the prior year, and a board of health member is chosen.
Clermont County Public Health serves approximately 209,000 residents in 14 townships and nine villages in Clermont County and contracts for public health services with Milford City. The health district has a $4.6 million budget and 52 permanent employees and is divided into three branches – Administration, Environmental Health Services, and Community Health Services. The administrative services branch includes operations, fiscal, communications, and emergency preparedness. The environmental health services branch comprises environmental health, water and waste, and plumbing divisions. The community health services branch includes nursing, WIC, injury prevention, and harm reduction programs.
How can I be considered for the Board of Health?
To be considered for a Board of Health position, a member of the DAC must nominate a candidate. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and their qualifications to Clermont County DAC, c/o Clermont County Public Health, at 2275 Bauer Road, Suite 300, Batavia, OH 45103. Candidates are encouraged to attend the annual DAC meeting and discuss their interests and qualifications. The yearly meeting for 2024 is on Thursday, March 21, at 7:15 p.m. at the Engineer’s Conference Room, 2381 Clermont Center Dr., Batavia, OH 45103. Information on all interested candidates will be presented to the DAC members at the meeting. After introducing all candidates, the DAC members will vote for a Board of Health member.
Candidates must be residents of the county and be able to attend the Board of Health Meetings. Meetings are currently held on the second Wednesday of every month at 3:30 p.m. at our office at 2275 Bauer Rd, Batavia. All Board of Health Members must obtain two hours of continuing education annually. Board of Health members may not be township trustees, board of education members, village mayors, or administrators.
Board members serve a five-year term, running April 1 through March 31. Members are paid $80 for each board meeting they attend. Meetings typically last from 1-2 hours.
Candidates are encouraged to attend a board of health meeting and can review prior meeting minutes for an idea of agendas. Candidates are encouraged to reach out directly with questions or for additional information.