Board of Health

The Morrow County Health Department is a General Health District governed by a Board of Health. This board is an administrative board who receives its powers and duties from the Ohio Revised Code, 3709, as passed by the Ohio Legislature. By law, the Board of Health is the appointing authority for all matters related to the Morrow County Health Department.

The Ohio Revise Code outlines some specific functions that the Board must carry out. These functions generally deal with the Health, Welfare and Safety of the residents of the County. The Board can establish various divisions to carry out these functions and, with the recommendation of the Health Commissioner, also has the authority to hire personnel to handle the day-to-day operations of the Health Department.

The Board of Health meets on the third Monday of each month at 6 pm. The meetings are held at the Health Department at 619 W. Marion Road, Mt. Gilead, Ohio: Visitors are welcome at any meeting. However, if you wish to address the Board, please contact the Health Commissioner at (419) 947-1545 x308 for an appointment time no later than 72 hours prior to the meeting (per Board of Health policy).

The term of a board member is 5 years. Each year in March, at the annual DAC* meeting, members are appointed. By law, the Board of Health must have a physician as a member and at least one representative from a licensing program of the district. Present members of the Board of Health are:

The Board of Health will meet on the third (3rd) Monday of each month, except National Holidays, beginning at 6:00 PM. The meetings are held in the conference room of the Community Services Building, 619 W. Marion Road, Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338. Please enter at Door B. Visitors are welcome at any meeting.

2018 Board of Health Meeting Dates
Local Board of Health Profile 06/2016

Board of Health Members                                                 Appointment Term

Martha Mooney, DVM (President)                                      March 2015 to March 2020
Jeff Polzin, RPH                                                                       March 2014 to March 2019
Grant Galbraith, MD                                                              March 2017 to March 2022
Shad Gallogly                                                                          March 2018 to March 2023
Glenn W. Bragg                                                                            April 2018 to April 2022

Latest Information:
Health Commissioner News and Information – 10/16/2017
Franklin Township Trustees and Hidden Lakes Update – 10/16/2017

Meeting Agenda
January 2018
February 2018
March 2018
April 2018
May 2018
June 2018
July 2018
August 2018
September 2018 
October 2018
November 2018
December 2018


Meeting Minutes
January 2018
February 2018
March 2018
April  2018
May 2018
June 2018
July 2018
August 2018 – Special Meeting
August 2018
September 2018
October 2018 – Draft

The District Advisory Council membership consists of the President of the Morrow County Board of Commissioners, the chief executive of each municipal corporation not constituting a city health district (mayors of cities and villages), and the chairperson of board of township trustees of each township in the Morrow County Health District.

For more information, see the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 3709.03, 3709.09 and/or 3709.41.

District Licensing Council (DLC)
The board of health of each city and of each general health district may establish a health district licensing council, to be appointed by the entity that has responsibility for appointing the board of health in the health district. The members of the council shall consist of one representative of each business activity for which the board of health operates a licensing program. To be appointed and remain a member, an individual shall be a resident of the health district for which the council was created.

For more information, see the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 3709.41.


Event:  District Advisory Council Meeting
Where: Morrow County Health District Door B Conference Room
619 W. Marion Road
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
Date:     TBD
Registration: 6:30-7:00 PM

For more information, please contact:
Pamela Butler
419-947-1545 ext.308