City-County Health District Board of Health 

City-County Health District is governed by our Board of Health. The purpose of the Board of Health is to act as the policy-making body that enables CCHD to provide a variety of services and programs to prevent disease and injury, maintain and/or improve the health status of the general population and the environment.

The CCHD Board of Health is made up of five (5) members, including:

  • a physician who will be the Barnes County Health Officer (appointed by the CCHD Board of Health)

  • one Barnes County Commissioner (appointed by the County Commission)

  • one Valley City Commissioner (appointed by the City Commission)

  • one member of the Valley City School Board or someone appointed by the Valley City School Board,

  • and one member at large, appointed by the current County Commission. 

Current members: 

  • Dr. Chelsea Traverse - County Health Officer - Secretary 

  • Cindy Schwehr, County Comissioner 

  • Richard Gulmon, City Commissioner 

  • Sharon Buhr, MPH RD LRD, School Board Appointee - Board Chair

  • Tom Overn, Member at Large - Vice Chair

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

All business meetings of the Board, whether regular or special, shall be open to the public. Public notice will be given in advance of all meetings. This notice will contain the date, time and location of the meeting and where practicable, the topics to be considered. A schedule of these meetings is filed with the county auditor. As soon as is practicable, a copy of the agenda will be posted outside of the meeting room. Minutes of the Health Board meetings are filed and available for review at the CCHD office as well as on the CCHD website.