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Over the years, the Board of Health has enacted countless measures to improve the health and well-being of King County residents, including banning trans fats in restaurants, regulating e-cigarettes and requiring the use of bicycle helmets.

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Membership roster of the King County Board of Health

The 11-member board is comprised of three health professionals and eight elected officials who serve terms ranging from one to three years. The Board of Health meets on the third Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the Metropolitan King County Council Chambers, unless otherwise specified.

King County Courthouse, 516 Third Ave, Suite #1200, Seattle, WA 98104
www.kingcounty.gov/council
Members are appointed for one year terms by the King County Council.

  • Rod Dembowski
    Board of Health Chair
    District 1
    Term expires December 31, 2017
  • Kathy Lambert
    Vice-Chair representing King County Council
    District 3
    Term expires December 31, 2017
  • Joe McDermott
    District 8
    Term expires December 31, 2017
  • Jeanne Kohl-Welles
    Alternate member representing the King County Council
    District 4
    Term expires December 31, 2017
Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Ave, 2nd Floor, Seattle, WA 98104
www.seattle.gov/council
Members are appointed for one year terms by the Seattle City Council.

Members are appointed for one year terms by the Sound Cities Association.

Health professional members are appointed by the other members of the board to three year terms including two voting members and one non-voting member.

Chinook Building, 401 5th Ave, Suite #1300, Seattle, WA 98104
www.kingcounty.gov/health

  • Patty Hayes, RN, MN, Director of Public Health - Seattle & King County
    Executive Secretary and Administrative Officer of the Board

  • Anne Burkland
    Board of Health Administrator, anne.burkland@kingcounty.gov

Contact us

If you have any questions about the Board of Health, please use our online form or call 206-296-4600.

Mailing address:

King County Board of Health
ATTN: Anne Burkland, Board of Health Administrator
401 5th Ave., Suite 1300
Seattle, WA 98104