It is the policy of the Island County Community Health Advisory Board (CHAB) to maintain a membership of 21 adult and 8 student active members to fulfill our mission duties. It is a responsibility of each CHAB member to be observant for potential new members.
Names of potential candidates for open positions are derived from committee members, from outgoing board members, and from CHAB or community members at large. To maintain a truly representative Advisory Board, the CHAB membership committee follows guidelines of county geography and defined social and professional strata of our community, with attention to minority, age and sex representation in considering potential candidates. Our mandate is to represent the diversity of our communities. In practice we always try but never perfectly succeed in this mandate.
Should a member at any time notify the Membership Chair that they do not wish to continue as a CHAB member, an exit interview is scheduled with the Chair. A Letter of Appreciation for their participation on the Community Health Advisory Board is prepared by staff, signed by the Board of Health President and presented to the out-going CHAB member.