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Kittitas (pronounced 'KITT-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
Authority: RCW 70.05.060
Chelsey Loeffers, Public Health Director, 962-7515
* Commissioners serve their full term of election.
The mission of the Kittitas County Board of Health is 'to protect and promote the health and the environment of the people of Kittitas County.' Each local Board of Health shall have supervision over all matters pertaining to the preservation of the life and health of the people within its jurisdiction. The Board shall also provide for the control and prevention of any dangerous, contagious or infectious disease within the jurisdiction of the local health department, and provide for the prevention, control and abatement of nuisances detrimental to the public health. The Board will supervise the maintenance of all health and sanitary measures for the protection of the public health within its jurisdiction. The Board must also make such reports to the state board of health through the local health officer or the administrative officer as the state board of health may require, and establish fee schedules for issuing or renewing licenses or permits or for such other services as are authorized by the law and the rules of the state board of health, provided that such fees for services shall not exceed the actual cost of providing any such services. The Board is further responsible for the enforcement through the local health officer or the administrative officer of the public health statutes of the state and rules promulgated by the state board of health and the secretary of health. The Board meets on the third Thursday every month at 10:00 A.M. in the Commissioners Auditorium, in the Lower County Courthouse.
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.