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Article III– MEMBERSHIP

1. Board Membership

The Board of Health shall be composed of a total of 15 members, with 3 members geographically from each of the 5 Snohomish County Council Districts.

(a) One Snohomish County Council member shall represent each of the 5 County Council Districts.

(b) The largest city within each of the 5 County Council Districts, as determined by the most recent official population numbers from the State of Washington, shall select one Board of Health representative from the city’s council.

(c) The cities and towns within each of the 5 County Council Districts, other than the largest city, shall collectively select one Board of Health representative from among their elected mayors and Council members.

2. When any city has residents within more than one County Council District, that city shall be considered to belong to the Council District wherein the majority of the city’s population resides.

3. Selection Procedure for City/Town Representatives/Certification

(a) The largest city within each County Council District shall appoint a Board of Health representative in accordance with each city’s procedure for making such appointments. The representative appointed shall be certified annually by the mayor or city manager as properly appointed in a letter to the Health District.

(b) Cities and towns other than the largest within each County Council District jointly shall select a single representative by a method of their choosing. This representative shall be jointly certified annually by the mayors or city managers as properly appointed in a letter to the Health District.

(c) Certification of representatives must occur before representatives can assume their seat on the Board of Health.

4. Terms of Office

(a) The term of office for Snohomish County Council members shall be that of each member’s term of office on the County Council.

(b) No specific term of office shall be established for representatives of any city or group of cities or towns. Such representatives to the Board of Health shall serve pursuant to appointments made by their respective cities, and annual certification by the respective mayor(s) or city manager(s).

(c) Membership on the Board of Health of an individual shall continue until the date on which the successor to the seat has been appointed or has assumed elected office and, in the case of representatives from cities and towns, certification as described in (3) above has been received by the Health District; PROVIDED, that should a member no longer hold the public office which qualifies such person for membership, or should a member resign from the Board of Health, membership ceases with the effective date of leaving office or resignation.

(d) Execution of an Oath of Office is required of each member of the Board of Health at the beginning of the term of office.

[Amended during Regular Meeting, August 12, 1997; Amended during Regular Meeting, November 14, 1995; Amended during Regular Meeting, September 13, 1994; Amended during Regular Meeting, June 9, 1992; Amended during Regular Meeting, June 11, 1991; Amended during Regular Meeting, December 11, 1990; Amended during Regular Meeting, May 13, 1980; Amended during Regular Meeting, November 7, 1966].

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