Health Board


  • 5 p.m.
  • 3rd Monday of each month
  • Community Health Facility
    200 Maine Street
    Lawrence, KS 66044

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


  • Shaun Musick, Chair
  • Sandy Praeger, Vice Chair
  • Dr. Kevin Stuever, Treasurer


View Bylaws of the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Board

Health Board Members

Name Appointed By
Date of Term
Vern Norwood
City 2017 - 2020 1st
Judy Brynds
County 2015 - 2018 1st
Dr. Douglas Dechairo
KU Chancellor
2016 - 2019 2nd
Shaun Musick
County 2016 - 2019 2nd
Shannon Oury
2017 - 2020 2nd
Sandy Praeger
City/County 2015 - 2018
Dr. Kevin Stuever
City 2015 - 2018
Stephen Fawcett
City 2016 - 2019
The Lawrence Douglas-County Health Board was established in 1951. The board meets at 5 p.m. the third Monday of each month at the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine St., in Lawrence. Members serve 3-year terms, with no member serving more than 2 consecutive full terms. Members of the board are appointed by the Douglas County Commission, by the Lawrence City Commission and 1 by joint action of the 2 governing bodies. 1 ex officio member from the University of Kansas is selected by the KU Chancellor.

The board’s duties include:
  • Establishing and formulating policies for the operation of the Health Department
  • Hiring and evaluating the Director
  • Reviewing the annual budget
  • Reviewing Health Department programs and activities