On May 24, 2005, the Board of County Commissioners approved the formation of a board of health. Board appointments were made in January, 2006, with operations of the board beginning July 1, 2006. The first board members were Dr. Dan Forman, Dr. David Shlim, Pier Trudelle, Jayne Ottman, and Dr. Shannon Owens. Of note was the fact that Dr. Jim Little had served as county health officer since June, 1977.
The Teton District Board of Health, hereinafter referred to as the Board, is organized as the rule making and appellate body of the Teton County Health District in accordance with Wyoming Statutes §§ 35-1-301 et seq.
The Board shall consist of 7 members, all of whom shall be qualified electors of Teton County. At least 1 member shall have the degree of doctor of medicine, and at least 1 member shall have the degree of doctor of dental surgery. 1 member shall be a doctor of veterinary medicine. For the original board, 1 member shall be appointed for a term of 1 year, 2 for a term of 2 years, 2 for a term of 3 years, and 2 for a term of 4 years. All members shall be appointed by the Teton County Board of County Commissioners.
C. Term of Office.
Following initial appointment of board, the term of office members of the Board shall be 4 years. In December of each year, the Teton County Board of County Commissioners shall fill any vacancy created by expiration of a member's term. The Teton County Board of County Commissioners shall also appoint a new member when necessary to fill a vacancy created by removal or resignation.
Meetings of the Board shall be open to the public and shall be conducted in accordance with Wyoming Statutes §§ 16-4-402 et seq. Regular meetings of the Board shall be held at least quarterly in the months of January, April, July, and October at a place designated by the Board. The chairman of the Board, a majority of Board members, or the Teton County Health Officer may call special or emergency meetings.
Notice of regular, special or emergency meetings of the Board shall be provided in accordance with Wyoming Statutes §§16-4-404. Notice of regular meetings shall be sent to each member of the Board by mail, facsimile or electronic transmission or personal delivery accompanied by the proposed agenda. Notice of special meetings shall be sent to each member of the Board my mail, facsimile or electronic transmission or personal delivery accompanied by a statement of special business to come before the Board. Notice of emergency meetings shall be provided to each member of the Board by any of the above means or by telephone. A reasonable effort shall be made to offer public notice of special and emergency meetings.
F. Record of Proceedings.
The secretary of the Board or his/her designee shall record minutes of each regular, special, and emergency meetings of the Board, shall transcribe and distribute the minutes to the members of the Board, and shall distribute the minutes to members of the public upon request.
Members of the Board shall serve without compensation, but shall be entitled for payment for travel and other necessary expenses incurred while attending meetings of the Board.