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May 17, 2023

King County Board of Health meeting Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 1 pm



To help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all Boardmembers and staff will be participating in the Board of Health meeting remotely. The live feed of the meeting will be streaming on the King County Council's website and on KCTV Channel 22.

How to provide public comment

If you do not wish to provide public comment, please help us manage the callers by using one of the options below to watch or listen to the meeting.

Two ways to watch or listen in to the meeting

  1. Stream online at
  2. Watch King County TV Channel 22 (Comcast Channel 22 and 322 (HD), Wave Broadband Channel 22)
  1. Call to order
  2. Roll call
  3. Announcement of any alternates serving in place of regular members
  4. Approval of minutes of the meetings of April 20, 2023
  5. Public Comments
  6. Chair's Report
  7. Director's Report


  1. BOH Briefing No. 23-B09
    Community wisdom: The Power of Co Creation in Addressing Racism as a Public Health Crisis
    • Matías Valenzuela, Director
      Office of Equity and Community Partnerships, Public Health — Seattle & King County
    • Yordanos Teferi, Executive Director
      Multicultural Community Coalition and Co chair of Community Health Board Coalition
    • Lina Rauf Bayat, Community Navigator
  2. BOH Briefing No. 23-B10
    A public health approach to regional gun violence
    • Eleuthera Lisch, Director
      Regional Gun Violence, Assessment, Policy Development & Evaluation/Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention, Public Health — Seattle & King County
    • Paul Carter III, Violence Intervention and Prevention Specialist
      Harborview Medical Center
    • Marvin Marshall, Director
      Department of Violence Prevention, YMCA of Greater Seattle
    • Karyn Brownson, Community Safety Manager
      Violence & Injury Prevention, Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention, Public Health — Seattle & King County

Discussion and possible action

  1. Resolution No. 23-03
    A Resolution recognizing June 2, 2023 as Regional Community Safety and Wellbeing Day, as part of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, and recognizing the work of Public Health Seattle & King County and its regional partners in reducing firearm violence and injury in our county.


  1. BOH Briefing No. 23-B11
    State legislative session debrief
    • Simon Vila, Government Affairs Officer, Public Health — Seattle & King County
  2. Board member updates
  3. Administrator's report
  4. Other business