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Mr. Alan Barfoot elected Grey-Bruce Board of Health Chair

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Mr. Alan Barfoot elected Grey-Bruce Board of Health Chair


The Board of Health of the Grey Bruce Health Unit has elected Mr. Alan Barfoot as Board Chair for a one-year term.

Mr. Barfoot, a provincial appointee on the Board of Health, was nominated for the Chair’s position by provincial appointee Helen-Claire Tingling. The nomination was seconded by Grey County representative and Hanover Mayor Sue Paterson, who served as Chair for 2020 and 2021.

Mr. Barfoot was elected Chair by secret ballot during the Dec. 16, 2022, Board of Health meeting. He previously served as Vice-chair of the Board in 2021 and Chair in 2018.

“I am honoured to serve again as Chair and look forward to working with the new Board of Health, which is made up of members who are each dedicated to supporting and advancing the Grey Bruce Health Unit’s mission of protecting and promoting the health of everyone in Grey-Bruce,” Mr. Barfoot says.

“I would also like to acknowledge and thank Sue Paterson for her service as Board Chair. The past two years have been an unprecedented and challenging time for Public Health due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Board of Health was fortunate to have Sue’s leadership, guidance, and expertise during this time.”

Mr. Barfoot served as a Grey County representative on the Board of Health from 2016 to 2018. He was appointed to the Board by the provincial government in 2020.


Also during the Dec. 16 Board of Health meeting, Grey County representative Brian Milne, Mayor of Southgate, was acclaimed as Board Vice-chair.


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For More Information:

To connect with the Medical Officer of Health, please contact:

Denis Langlois, Grey Bruce Health Unit,

Communications Co-ordinator,

519-376-9420 or 1-800-263-3456 ext. 1315

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