Board of Health
- Ruth Trimarchi, Chair
Term expires 2025
- Maureen Quill Pimentel
Term expires 2024
- Dr. Gregory Sawicki, Vice Chair
Term expires 2026
Welcome to the Winchester BOARD OF HEALTH
The Board of Health is responsible for the formulation and enforcement of rules and regulations affecting the environment and public health. The three members are elected to serve 3-year terms.
Ref: Massachusetts General Law Chapter 111 and Winchester Home Rule Charter, Article 3 Section 3-5: “Powers and Duties - The board of health shall be responsible for the formulation and enforcement of rules and regulations affecting the environment and the public health. It shall have all of the powers and duties given to boards of health under the constitution and general laws of the Commonwealth, and such additional powers and duties as may be authorized by the charter, by by-law or by other town meeting vote” (p.9 of ‘Charter’).
The Board of Health appoints the Director of the Health Department as its ‘Agent’. The Director of Public Health ensures compliance with State public health mandates and implements policies set by the Board
How Does Climate Change Impact Public Health?
With warming of the planet comes a wide range of impacts on our health, from more frequent high-heat days; extreme storms; increases in numbers of disease-carrying organisms such as ticks, mosquitoes and rats; increases in particulate matter in our air; and challenges to mental health including substance abuse. Check here Version OptionsBoard of HealthHeadline for information re how to protect yourself and your family from climate change impacts on your health. Check here Version OptionsBoard of HealthHeadline for information regarding Climate Solutions Week 2023.