The Bell County Board of Health is an administrative board of directors appointed by the Members of the Health District to govern the operation of the Health District. Each full member of the Health District appoints a voting representative to the board, except for Bell County, who appoints two (representatives must have resided in the Health District for at least three years prior to the date of appointment). Representatives serve a three-year term. Full members may appoint an alternate to act with full powers in the absence of the primary representative.
The Board of Health meets quarterly, on the second Monday of March, June, September, and December in the Administrative offices of the Health District. The address is 201 N. 8th Street, Temple. The phone number is 254-773-4457. The meeting begins promptly at 5:30 pm. Special and emergency meetings may be called as the need arises. Meeting notices are posted in accordance with state law. Agendas are sent out by the executive secretary via email usually two weeks prior to each meeting. When available, presentations will be sent via email Members are required to sign a Conflict of Interest Statement, and inform the board if there is ever a situation that arises in a board meeting where they must abstain from voting due to conflicts of interest.
All meetings are open to the public; however, they are not public hearings. Meetings of the Board are conducted for the purpose of carrying on the business of the Health District. Except when the board enters into an executive session in accordance with Texas state statutes, all regular and special meetings of the board will be open to the public