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Board of Health

The Board of Health meets monthly to consider policies to improve the health and safety of Island County residents and visitors, and to address issues presented by Island County Public Health staff and point presentations.​​



In adherence to the Governor's Proclamation 20-28 and Senate Concurrent Resolution 8402 in response to the COVID 19 pandemic, the Island County Board of Health is providing options for meeting participation.  Staff and thepublic may join the meeting by using the following options:

  • To attend telephonically, you may access the meeting by dialing:
  • 1-669-800-5335 and entering meeting ID number 404 719 3686
  • To attend by way of video, you may access the meeting via StarLeaf:

Regular Sessions 
Island County Board of Health meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 1:00pm in the Commissioner's Hearing Room B-102 of the Coupeville Annex Building; corner of 6th and Main Street. 

To access Meeting Agendas, Minutes and Recordings: Click here  

Public Comments

Board of Health sessions are open public meetings and attendance and participation are welcome. To testify before the Board on agenda items, you are invited to step forward when the Chair asks for comments on that specific item. Speak clearly into the microphone, include your name and address and limit your comments to two minutes. For non-agenda items of a health related nature, a "public comment" time is set aside specifically for this purpose. Speak clearly, include your name and address and limit your comments to two minutes. 


For questions regarding an upcoming Board of Health meeting, please call (360) 678-7860.

Special Notice​

Persons with disabilities requiring elevator access to the Commissioner's Hearing Room, please call twenty-four (24) hours prior to the scheduled event for arrangements. 
(360) 679-7372 from North Whidbey
(360) 629-4522 ext. 7372 from Camano Island
(360) 321-5111 ext. 7372 from South Whidbey  ​

Island County Board of Health Members


Melanie Bacon
Commissio​​ner - District 1 
​​​Represents all of Whidbey Island south of Hastie Lake Road

Commissioner Jill Johnson

Jill Johnson 
Commissioner - District 2
Represents greater Oak Harbor area

Janet St. Clair
Commissioner - District 3
Represents North of Oak Harbor and Camano Island 

Bob Severns
Mayor of Oak Harbor 
Mayoral Board position​

Grethe Cammermeyer
Hospital Commissioner
Whidbey Health,  District 1​

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Capt. Steven A. Kewish

Commanding Officer, Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Oak Harbor; and Director, Naval Health Clinic. 

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Howard Leibrand, MD
Health Officer, Island County 

Helpful Resources
ICC 8.01.040 Board of Health

RCW 70.05   70.05.060 - Powers and duties of local Board of Health ​​​​​