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History of the Health Officers Association

May 15, 1951, RSA 129:1 became effective entitling Town and City Health Officers to receive the actual expenses incurred by them in attending the yearly meeting of the New Hampshire Health Officer Association.

The first by-laws for the Association were adopted October 16, 1982. The Executive Board members were: President, Lawrence Slanetz, Health Officer from Durham; Vice President, Elizabeth Millard, Health Officer from Boscawen; Secretary/Treasurer, Odyssias Athanasiou, aka "Dish", Health Officer from Portsmouth; and the Executive Committee Members were Alex Burgess, Jr., Health Officer from North Conway and Eugene Blake, Health Officer from Concord.

The Association filed with the Secretary of State on February 8, 1983 as a "non-profit organization in the furtherance of environmental health."

Today the Association has over 200 members. It hosts two conferences a year. The Executive Board consists of nine members who meet monthly.

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