Chatham County seeks applicants for Board of Health & Planning Board

Pittsboro, NC – Both the Chatham County Board of Health and Planning Board have vacancies to fill and seek qualified applicants. 

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  • The Board of Health vacancy is designated for a professional engineer, as provided by state law. The person appointed would complete an existing three-year term ending June 30, 2020 and would be eligible for reappointment for up to two additional three-year terms. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 18, 2019, at 5 pm.
  • The Planning Board has two vacancies, one representing county commissioner District 4 in northwest Chatham and the other representing commissioner District 5 in southwest Chatham. Both of these appointees would serve terms expiring on December 31, 2022. The deadline to apply is Friday, December 28, 2018, at 5 pm.

An online application to serve on either board is found at: To receive an email or printed copy, contact Lindsay Ray at or call 919-542-8200.

The Board of Health is the policymaking, rulemaking and deliberative body for the Chatham County Public Health Department. The Board of Health’s responsibility is to protect and promote the health of the community. If you have questions about serving on the Board of Health, call 919-545-8391.

The Board of Health meetings are held the fourth Monday of the month (except for July and December), beginning at 6 PM, with dinner provided and reimbursement for mileage. For more information, visit:

ABOUT THE PLANNING BOARD:  The Planning Board advises the Chatham County Board of Commissioners on planning, zoning and subdivision issues. Specific powers and duties include: monitoring trends related to land use, proposing needed amendments to the land use plan, establishing development principles and guidelines; proposing ordinances for orderly development in accordance with the land use plan; determining whether proposed developments conform to the land use plan and development principles; and keeping the county commissioners and the public informed on planning issues and reasons for board recommendations.

The Planning Board meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM, usually in one of the county facilities in Pittsboro. All members are appointed by the Board of Commissioners, with each commissioner having two appointments, including one residing in the commissioner’s district. Terms expire when the appointing commissioner’s term expires. Note that members receive no compensation.  For more information, visit