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Albemarle Regional Health Services Board


The Board of Health serves as the global policy-making, rule-making, and adjudicatory body for the district health department. The Board of Health is charged with the immediate care and responsibility of the health interest of the district. The board seeks active public participation in the overall community health improvement process.

The District Board of Health has 18 members. The commissioners of each county in the district appoint one of their members to the Board of Health. These appointed commissioner members then appoint the other members of the Board including at least one licensed physician licensed to practice in the State of North Carolina, one licensed dentist, one licensed optometrist, one licensed veterinarian, one registered nurse, one licensed pharmacist and one professional engineer. If there is not a member of the district available for appointment as designated above, additional representatives of the general public shall be appointed.

When a member of the general public is appointed due to the unavailability of one of the licensed or professional level members shall serve only until a licensed or professional member can be appointed.

The composition of the Board shall reasonably reflect the population makeup of the entire district and provide equitable district-wide representation. All members shall be residents of the district.

Members: 8

Term Length:

Method of Appointment:
County Commissioners


The Public Health professionals and programs of Albemarle Regional Health Services are dedicated to disease prevention and the promotion of a healthy environment to reduce morbidity, mortality, and disability through quality service, education, and advocacy.

Current Gates County Representatives:

Ray Freeman, Commissioner
Peggy Johnston, VMD

Meeting Information for 2015 Board of Health Meetings
· January 27 - Executive @ 6:00pm

· February 24 -Executive/Full @ 6:00pm/7:00 pm
· March 24- Executive @ 6:00pm
· April 28 - Executive/Full @ 6:00pm/7:00 pm
· May 26 -Executive @ 6:00pm

· June 23 -Executive/Full @ 6:00pm/7:00 pm
· July 28- Executive @ 6:00pm
· August 25 - Executive/Full @ 6:00pm/7:00 pm
· September 22-Executive @ 6:00pm

· October 27 -Executive/Full @ 6:00pm/7:00 pm
· November 24- Executive @ 6:00pm

Albemarle Regional Health Services
Pasquotank County Health Department Board Room
711 Roanoke Avenue
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

For more information:

200 Court Street, Gatesville, NC 27938, (252) 357-2411