Board of Health


  • 4 pm
  • 2nd and 4th Monday of each month
  • Town Hall Annex

    261 George Ryder Road
    Lower Level Small Meeting Room
    Chatham, MA 02633

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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  • John Beckley, Chairman
    Term Expires: 2022
  • Noble Hansen, M.D., Vice Chairman
    Term Expires: 2023
  • Ronald Broman, Member
    Term Expires: 2024
  • Carol Boyce, Member
    Term Expires: 2022
  • Edward Sheehan, Member
    Term Expires: 2023
  • Dr. Richard Edwards, Alternate Member
    Term Expires: 2022
  • Jeffery S. Dykens, Select Board Liaison

Staff Contacts

Judith Giorgio, R.S., Staff Liason
Phone: 508-945-5165


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Mission Statement

The Chatham Health Division and Board of Health enforce Massachusetts General Laws, State Environmental and Sanitary Codes, and Town of Chatham Bylaws and Regulations. The Health Division has the primary responsibility of protecting and improving the public health and well-being of the Chatham community. The enforcement and inspection activities ensure a safe and healthy environment in which to live and work.


The Health Division and Board of Health accomplishes its mission through the following key activities:

  • Animal control and inspections
  • Building, Zoning, and Planning Board application review and comment
  • Communicable disease reporting and follow up
  • Education and consultation
  • Environmental compliance Investigation and enforcement
  • Food safety investigation and enforcement
  • Housing code inspection and enforcement
  • Licensing and inspection of restaurants, inns, motels, pools, beaches, recreational camps
  • Permitting and inspection of septic systems
  • Public health emergency planning
  • Sponsoring Public Health Clinics such as vaccines and blood pressure
  • Tobacco Control
  • Researching, planning, evaluating and developing programs, policies, and procedures

Submitting Electronic Correspondence

Please submit correspondence to the Staff Liaison. Please note that all such electronic correspondence is considered a public record. Correspondence containing requests for public records will be responded to by the Staff Liaison in compliance with Massachusetts General Law (MGL) Chapter 66, Section 10 within 10 days of receipt. All other correspondence and materials submitted will be forwarded by the Staff Liaison to the Board/Committee Chair, with a copy to Members/Commissioners and person sending request/comment, for potential scheduling of discussion on an upcoming public meeting agenda.