Boulder County Board of Health (BOH)

The Boulder County Board of Health (BOH) consists of five volunteer Boulder County residents who are appointed by the Boulder County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) to serve five-year, staggered terms. The BOH was re-established in accordance with the Colorado Public Health Act of 2008 (Colorado Revised Statutes [C.R.S.] Section §25-1-508) and serves as the governing board for Boulder County Public Health (BCPH), whose mission is to “protect, promote, and enhance the health and well-being of all people and the environment in Boulder County.

BOH Responsibilities

BOH responsibilities include assuring appropriate policy for BCPH, hiring and supervising the Boulder County public health director, approving the department’s budget, and providing oversight of department operations.

BOH Members

To the extent possible, desired criteria that the BOCC takes into consideration when selecting BOH members includes: geographical representation of Boulder County, diverse cultural representation, and a broad range of professional backgrounds (e.g. environmental health, medical/nursing, public health, psychosocial, health promotion/health education, education, administration, etc.). Ideal candidates should also have a clear understanding of the underpinnings of social determinants, social justice, and health equities; knowledge of or experience working with BCPH programming is preferred; and commitment to attending BOH meetings on a regular basis.

Current Board of Health Members

Gregg Thomas
Gregg Thomas
Term expires 8/31/18
Don Misch, M.D.
Don Misch, M.D.
Vice President
Term expires 8/31/20
Jorge DeSantiago
Jorge DeSantiago
Term expires 2/28/16
Sonya Jaquez-Lewis
Sonya Jaquez-Lewis
Term expires 2/28/17
Olga Bermudez
Olga Bermudez
Term expires 8/31/19

Meeting Schedule

Regular Board of Health meetings are held on the second Monday of each month beginning at 5:30 p.m. The meetings are held at the Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) Auditorium, 3450 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado.

Special meetings may be called at the discretion of the Board of Health president, BCPH executive director, or a majority of the Board members.

Additional special meetings, study sessions, and executive sessions are held, as required, and all meetings are conducted and open to the public in accordance with C.R.S. §24-6-401, as amended (“Colorado Open Meetings Law”).

Board members may be contacted by sending an email to

Public Participation

A public comment period is held at the beginning of all regular meetings when members of the public can comment on items not scheduled for public hearing (they may also speak during the public hearings). A signup sheet is available prior to the start of the meetings.

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