The Lawrence Douglas-County Health Board was established in 1951. The board meets at 5 p.m. the third Monday of each month at the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine St., in Lawrence. Members serve 3-year terms, with no member serving more than 2 consecutive full terms. Members of the board are appointed by the Douglas County Commission, by the Lawrence City Commission and 1 by joint action of the 2 governing bodies. 1 ex officio member from the University of Kansas is selected by the KU Chancellor.
The board’s duties include:
Establishing and formulating policies for the operation of the Health Department
Hiring and evaluating the Director
Reviewing the annual budget
Reviewing Health Department programs and activities