Community Health Advisory Board (CHAB)

Join the Community Health Advisory Board

Walla Walla County Board of Health is seeking member applications for our Community Health Advisory Board. 
Learn more about the Community Health Advisory Boards role and responsibilities in our recent Press Release

If you are interested in becoming a member of CHAB, please complete the Application for Appointment. Completed applications must be returned to the county commissioners' office by July 9, 2024. Completed applications may be dropped off, mailed or emailed. 

Emailed Applications: 
wwboardcomm@co.walla-walla.wa.us

Mailed Applications: 
Walla Walla County Commissioners' Office
314 W Main / P.O. Box 1506 
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Overview: 
In April 2021, the Washington State Legislature passed HB 1152, necessitating change in the composition of community health advisory boards throughout Washington state, including Walla Walla’s existing Community Health Advisory Board (CHAB). Accordingly, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) recruited community members who would assure diversity and representation from marginalized communities. Following announcements advertised in August and September of 2021, the BOCC accepted applications from interested citizens. In March 2022, BOCC passed resolution 22-058 which re-established CHAB in accordance with new composition guidelines.

Appointed by the BOCC, acting as the Board of Health, the CHAB undertakes in activities outlined in RCW 70.46.140, as it exists or hereafter amended. Through the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) and assessment work, the CHAB assists in determining the needs of county citizens and recommends priorities in services to the Board of Health.

Community Health Advisory Board Bylaws

Meetings:

CHAB Meetings are held on the SECOND Tuesday of the month from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in hybrid format, offered both in person and through teleconference software. 
In person meetings are held at the County Public Health & Legislative Building Training Room (314 W Main St., Walla Walla). Virtual attendance details can be found in the corresponding meeting agendas.

Members:

  • Don Schwerin, Chair
  • Jordan Green, Vice Chair
  • Mark Haugen, M.D.
  • Commissioner Jennifer Mayberry
  • Alayna Brinton
  • Tamara Paul
  • Stacey Babcock
  • Steve Moss

Authority: 

RCW 70.46.140
RCW 70.05.045
RCW 70.05.050
Chapter 42.30 RCW 
HB 1152

Minutes and Agendas: 
Agendas are available prior to each meeting. Minutes are available following approval. 
2024

06/11/24 CHAB Meeting Agenda      
05/14/24 CHAB Meeting Agenda       More...
04/09/24 CHAB Meeting Agenda       More...
03/12/24 CHAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
02/13/24 CHAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
01/09/24 CHAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
2023

12/12/23 No December Meeting
11/14/23 CHAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
10/10/23 CHAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
09/12/23 CHAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
08/08/23 CHAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
07/11/23 CHAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
06/13/23 CHAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
05/09/23 CHAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
04/11/23 CHAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
03/14/23 CHAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
02/14/23 CHAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
01/10/23 CHAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
2022

12/13/22 CHAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
11/08/22 CHAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
10/11/22 CHAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
09/13/22 CHAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
08/09/22 CHAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
07/12/22 CHAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
06/14/22 CHAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes