Health, Board of


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The term of service on the Board of Health is three years. The Board of Health is appointed by the Mayor with confirmation by City Council. Appointments are made on a rolling basis, as members resign or retire from service.

  • Joanne Levin, MD, Chair
    Term expires June 2022
  • Suzanne Smith, MD, MPH
    Term expires June 2023
  • Cynthia A. Suopis, PhD
    Term expires June 2021
  • Laurent Levy, PhD                                                                                Term expires June 2021

About the Board

The volunteer Board of Health is a five member board which works with the city government to maintain and improve the quality of life in Northampton. The term of service on the Board is three years, with members being appointed by the mayor with confirmation by city council. Appointments are made on a rolling basis, as members resign or retire from service. The Board of Health holds a monthly public meeting that is open to all members of the community. We welcome applicants with a strong background in public health who are eager to serve the citizens of Northampton.

Duties of the Board

  • Act as the licensing authority for all public health permits and licenses in Northampton
  • Adopt, promulgate, amend, and repeal local public health regulations
  • Hear appeals, variances or waivers to state or local public health regulations
  • Provide leadership to the Northampton Health Department
  • Public health advocacy
  • Set fees for public health permits and services

Northampton Board of Health Meeting Videos

March 2021 BOH Meeting

February 2021 BOH Meeting

January 2021 BOH Meeting

December 2020 BOH Meeting

September 2020 BOH Meeting

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