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Preston County


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The Preston County Board of Health has been given the power and authority (under Chapter 16 of the West Virginia Code) to adopt, promulgate and amend Public Health Rules and Regulations, consistent with the laws of the State of WV, as may be necessary and proper for the protection of the general health of Preston County, and the prevention of the introduction, propagation, and spread of disease. 
The Preston County Board of Health membership is comprised of 5 county residents appointed by the Preston County Commission.  No more than two members who reside in the same magisterial district may be appointed and no more than two members may be appointed who are personally licensed or certified in, engaged in or actively participating in the same business, profession or occupation.  No more than three members may belong to the same political party. 
Current members of the Board of Health are:

  • BOH Chair: Jim Fields
  • Member: Mary Rae Benson
  • Member: Wayne Williams
  • Member: Rosemary Houser
  • Member: Kendra Barker

Each member shall serve a five year term and shall be eligible for reappointment.  Members shall serve until their duly qualified successor has been appointed.  Members may be reappointed for additional terms of five years.
Regular meetings of the Preston County Board of Health are held at least six (6) times a year. Notice of these meetings are submitted to media outlets and posted at the health department in advance of the meeting  The board shall comply with the requirements of WV Code regarding open governmental proceedings.  6-9A-3
Board of Health Meetings scheduled for 2016:

  • January 12
  • March 
  • May 
  • July 
  • September 
  • November 

Most meetings are held at he Preston County Health Department  in Kingwood and begin at 7:00 pm. All meeting are open to the public, however, if you plan to attend please call ahead to make sure the meeting has not been rescheduled or location changed.


106 W Main St #203, KingwoodWV 26537, USA