Board of Health


This is statute required board consisting of 11 required members.

Appointments are for three-year terms but shall not exceed three consecutive terms. A member must be appointed to represent each of the following professions:

  • County Commissioner
  • Dentist
  • Citizen representatives (4)
  • Licensed pharmacist
  • Optometrist
  • Physician
  • Registered nurse
  • Veterinarian

The Burke County Health Department believes it is the right of all citizens to participate in public meetings and programs. At the health department, free assistance is available for all persons with disabilities who need auxiliary aid. Those needing assistance should contact 828-764-9162 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or program. This board meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 5 PM. See calendar for more information.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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  • Sam King, Jr., Chair
  • Susan Bingham, Vice Chair
  • Johnnie Carswell
  • Dr. Michael Gould
  • Carol Ervin Largent
  • Michelle Freeman
  • Adriana Morris
  • Connie Stines
  • Dr. Thomas Wallrichs
  • Dr. Nicholas Thomas
  • Melinda Zimmerman