Board of Health

The Broomfield Board of Health is a board composed of residents with public health experience appointed by City Council. Among the listed duties are approving the five year Public Health Improvement Plan, developing and promoting the public policies needed to secure the conditions for a healthy community, and holding hearings, issuing orders and adopting rules for public or environmental health issues. Review the full ordinance for more details. 

2023 Initial Appointment

Do you want to put your passion and expertise for health into action? Apply to be part of Broomfield’s first Board of Health! The Board of Health is currently seeking five members for its initial appointment, three positions to expire in 2028 and two to expire in 2026.

  • Broomfield residents ages 18 and older can apply for these vacancies.
  • Applications will be open until Jan. 31 at 5 p.m

Meetings

  • Monthly: The first Thursday of the month, 5:30–7:30 pm. 
  • George Di Ciero City and County Building 
    One DesCombes Drive 
    Broomfield, CO 80020

Agendas and Minutes

Once the Board of Health commences, agendas are available one week prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

Staff Liaison

Jason Vahling, Public Health Director
Email: jvahling@broomfield.org
Phone: 720-887-2218

Duties of the Broomfield Board of Health

  • Contract with a Medical Officer (if the Public Health Director is not an M.D.). 
  • Approve the five-year Public Health Improvement Plan and submit it to the State. 
  • Act in an advisory capacity to the Public Health Director on all matters pertaining to public health. 
  • Hold meetings at least once every three months. 
  • The Public Health Director may serve as board secretary which is responsible for maintaining all records and ensuring public notice of meetings. 
  • Issue orders and adopt rules consistent with the laws, rules and orders of the State of Colorado and the State Board of Health, for public or environmental health issues that pose no immediate health threat. 
  • Hold hearings, administer oaths, subpoena witnesses, and take testimony in all matters related to the respective powers and duties of a local board of health. 
  • Develop and promote the public policies needed to secure the conditions for a healthy community, by considering the advice and expertise of the local public health agency. 
  • On or before September 1st of each year, the Public Health Director along with the Board of Health shall estimate the total cost of maintaining the public health agency for the next fiscal year, and the amount of money that may be available from unexpended surpluses or from State, Federal or grant funds. 
  • Assess fees (where they are not set in State Statute) to offset the direct costs of local environmental health services.

Public Health in Broomfield

Learn more about public health in Broomfield, including services, programs, and events, at BroomfieldHealth.org.