On October 29, 2019, the City Council passed ORDINANCE #10-19/20, creating the City's Board of Health.
As prescribed by state law, the Board of Health serves in an advisory capacity to the City's appointed Health Officer on issues within his/her purview pursuant to City Charter and State Law. It will also provide advice on health issues that are referred to it by City Council. One such item is for the new Board to review a staff report on the current health services provided by the City and to make a recommendation to City Council no later than March 15, 2020 as to what more, if anything, the City should be doing. This would enable the Council to consider any recommendations during the FY21 budget process.
Membership of this three (3) member Board, by State law, must include one physician and one woman. By ordinance, all members must have experience and knowledge in areas of public health.
The Board of Health will meet at minimum on a quarterly basis. All agendas and minutes of the Board will be posted here.
Joshua Pobrislo, Health Officer - non-voting (term exp. 10/2/2023)
Barbara Skelton, Alternate Health Officer (term exp. 10/2/2023)
Bridget O’Connor (term expiring 12/3/2021)
Dr. Tara Pelletier (term expiring 12/3/2022)
Rebecca Boulos (term expiring 12/15/2023
Correspondence pertaining to the South Portland Local Health Officer is to be sent to LHO@southportland.org.