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2024 Primary Election

The Advisory Board of Health is an advisory board to the City Manager, Department of Health and Animal Services, and City Council on matters pertaining to public health, and shall perform such other duties as prescribed by law ordinances and shall, where advisable, cooperate with federal, state and municipal agencies and non-government organizations with the purpose of effectuating general aims. The Board may also make such investigations and studies in the field of Public Health, which in its judgment, will be helpful in carrying out its general purposes.

Membership Information

The ten-member board is appointed to three-year terms by the City Council or until their successors have been appointed and qualified. In November 2009, the structure of the Board was revised to include: four Licensed Medical Practitioners; one Dentist; one Veterinarian; and four Lay Members. The board selects its own chairperson and other necessary officers. The Director of Health serves as a non-voting, recording secretary for all Board meetings. Staff Liaison: Christina Heinen (cheinen@indepmo.org)

Current members:
  • Dr. John Ruddy (Chair), Lay Member, term expires November 6, 2025
  • Dr. Terry V. Morris (Vice-Chair), Licensed Medical Practitioner, term expires November 6, 2024
  • Lori Halsey, Lay Member, term expires November 6, 2024
  • Dr. Larry Legler, Licensed Medical Practitioner, term expires November 6, 2025
  • Dr. Peter Muellenman, Licensed Medical Practitioner, term expires November 6, 2024
  • Dr. Darryl Nelson, Licensed Medical Practitioner, term expires November 6, 2025
  • Dr. David Suchman, Dentist, term expires November 6, 2023
  • Jason White, Lay Member, term expires November 6, 2024
  • Dr. Matthew Wingert, Veterinarian, term expires November 6, 2023