Governing Council

Governing Council meetings will be held remotely

Pursuant to 7(e) of the Open Meetings Act, the regularly scheduled meetings of the Governing Council will be held remotely by video and audio conferencing, with limited in-person public attendance available, for the remaining 2020 dates listed below or until such time as the proclamation is revoked or expires.

Public comment will be accommodated at all meetings. Instructions on how to submit public comment and attend regularly scheduled meetings remotely or in person will be included with the meeting agenda which will be posted on the Lake County Calendar,, prior to all meetings.

Meetings of the Committees of the Governing Council are scheduled as needed. As those meetings are scheduled, the committee name, date, time, video and audio conferencing link, public comment and attendance language, and agenda will be posted under “Governing Council Committees” as noted at the bottom of this web page.

In addition to the Board of Health, the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center maintains a Community Health Center Governing Council.

The Governing Council oversees planning and direction of operations for the Community Health Center. To ensure a community voice in the direction of the Center, a majority of Council members are users of the Center’s services.


  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Second Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise noted
  • Held remotely as noted above

2020 Meeting Dates

*All regular meeting dates have been assigned an alternative date should the regular meeting need to be rescheduled.

Agendas & Minutes

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

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes 

In an effort to keep citizens aware of the Health Department and Community Health Center activities, Governing Council meeting agendas and minutes are placed on the internet.


  • Melissa Withem-Voss, Chair
  • Charles Fornero, Vice Chair
  • Miriam Smith, Secretary
  • Miriam Argueta
  • Mallory Bejster
  • Quinton Brown
  • Mary Ross-Cunningham, County Board Member
  • Robert Tarter
  • Cynthia Vargas
  • Lester Washington

Governing Council Bylaws

Governing Council Committees

View a list of Governing Council Committees

Personnel Committee

Strategic Planning Committee

Joining the Council

Find out how you can give back to the community by joining the Community Health Center Governing Council (PDF).