Environmental Health Seeks to Form New Community Committee

The Environmental Health Division of Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency is forming a stakeholder Community Temporary Event Committee in order to continue improving communication and outreach to community and business stakeholders and to help develop strategies to further meet their needs.

Environmental Health held a series of outreach meetings last year to hear and address the concerns of vendors and event organizers who disagreed with fee changes that had been proposed without public input or outreach.

This committee will provide a collaborative forum for stakeholders and the Environmental Health Division to discuss policies and regulations regarding temporary events. The committee’s work may include making recommendations to Environmental Health regarding existing or proposed policies and procedures, assisting in identifying strengths and gaps, goal setting, developing educational and training materials, and helping develop strategies to meet stakeholder’s needs.

“Environmental Health looks forward to continuing a collaborative relationship with vendors and business owners through this unique effort,” says Jason T. Britt, Director of Public Health.

The criteria for committee membership include:

  • Members must possess an active health permit or have had a temporary event permit in the last 180 days
  • Members must not have a delinquent balance with the Environmental Health Division
  • Members must be a member of the designated vendor type such as a Vendor, Caterer, Nonprofit Organization, or Chambers of Commerce

If you are interested in serving as a member of the committee, please contact the Environmental Health Division by phone at (559) 624-7400 or e-mail ([email protected]) for an application. Applications must be returned to the Environmental Health Division by July 31, 2014.

For more information please call the Environmental Health Division at 559-624-7400 or visit www.tchhsa.org.

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