There are now three open seats on the LaGrange County Board of Health. The membership is at the point where all current members of the board must be in attendance to have a quorum. There is a requirement for four meetings a year.
Anyone with a desire to serve on this county board is urged to file an application with County Auditor Kay Myers. Of the three seats, requirements are minimal for two of the positions. Of the three, two must be either Republican or Democratic.
The third seat must be filled by a health professional: doctor, nurse, hospital administrator or school administrator.
Two more seats on the board will be open at the end of the year. One of those seats is currently filled by a person that is gone from the county about six months a year. “We do not know if the people holding the two seats up for reappointment this year plan to ask for reappointment or not,” said Commission President Jac Price. “But we do know that the situation is serious and we do need to have some folks in LaGrange County step up and volunteer to be on the county health board.”