Board of Health
The City-County Board of Health for Lincoln County works to prevent disease and illness, ensures a healthy environment and promotes healthy choices by setting county-wide policies and regulations to protect the health of Lincoln County residents.
The Board meets at least once each quarter in the Commissioners’ office in the Lincoln County Courthouse, 512 California Avenue, Libby.
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners is seeking individuals interested in serving as a member on the City-County Board of Health for Lincoln County, MT. The City-County Board of Health (Board) will have one vacant position to fill. The Board exercises general supervision over the Lincoln County Health Department (LCHD), in addition to the specific functions, powers, and duties of local boards of health set forth in Montana Annotated Code (Title 50, Chapter 2, M.C.A.). The Board will host up to 10 regular meetings per year, open to public attendance. The Board of Commissioners is seeking individuals with an equivalent of 10 years post-secondary education and experience in preventative health, health care, environmental science, veterinary science, and environmental engineering or related field. Members appointed to the Board will serve 3-year staggered terms.
Please submit letters of interest by October 24, 2017 to the following address:
Lincoln County Clerk and Recorder
Attn: Robin Benson
512 California Avenue
Libby, MT 59923
Institutional Control Steering Committee
IC Steering Committee Information
On May 10, 2017, the City-County Board of Health appointed 6 members to the IC Steering Committee in addition to appointing a committee Chairperson and Vice-chair. The purpose of the IC Steering Committee is to participate in the development of Institutional Controls (ICs) for the Libby Superfund Site, primarily by providing input for consideration in drafting the ICs, and commenting on proposed documents and policies. (ICs will be implemented as part of the Operation and Maintenance Phase to protect the EPA remedy and provide long-term management of Libby amphibole asbestos that remains in-place after cleanup is complete.)
IC Steering Committee Meetings:
Meetings will scheduled by the group based on availability and need. All meetings will be open to the public and posted on this website at least 48 hours in advance.
Date: October 16, 2017
Location: Lincoln County Courthouse
Agenda: Click Here
Next Board Meeting Date
Wednesday October 11, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Lincoln County Courthouse
Agenda: Click Here
Current Board Members
Lincoln County Representative: Jan Ivers (Chair)
Ms. Ivers joins the board and brings a wide range of medical experience. Jan is currently an instructor of Nursing at the Flathead Valley Community College and has been an RN at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center and St. Johns Hospital. Jan has past medical technology experience and is a former Registered Sanitarian for Sanders County. In 2014, Jan joined the Peace Corp and was assigned to Malawi, Africa working as a nursing instructor with the University of Malawi.
Jan was born in Glasgow, Montana, but has lived in Libby for the last 14 years. She enjoys sewing, quilting, reading, Sudoku, bicycling and more recently, national politics. Jan is married to husband, Keith, of 37 years, who teaches French in the Libby School districts. Together they have two daughters and two grandchildren. They also have two dogs, one an squirrel hunting hound and the other a rescue cocker spaniel.
Lincoln County Representative: George Jamison (Vice Chair)
Mr. Jamison joins the board with over 45 years as a consulting civil engineer, before retirement. His areas of practice included geotechnical and environmental projects throughout US. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Illinois and Montana. George is also retired Army engineer officer, having served over 20 years in the Army Guard. He was elected to Village Board, was appointed to a Fire district board and has served on numerous technical, professional, church and community organizations at all levels.
George is an Illinois native, before becoming a property owner in Lincoln County about 10 years ago. He enjoys woodworking, fishing, genealogy, and photography among other hobbies. George and his wife, Mary Lou Goodpaster, share 4 children, 7 grandchildren and 2 Jack Russell Terriers.
City of Libby Representative: Lyn Thompson (Secretary)
Ms. Thompson joins the team as a medical technologist with 21 years of experience in the field. She has worked at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center for the last 19 years and has experience working with Kalispell Regional Medical Center Lab, Marcus Daly Hospital Lab (Hamilton), Children’s Clinic (Helena), and the Public Health Lab in Helena. Lyn graduated from Carroll College in Helena with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry.
Lyn was born in Glasgow, Montana and has called Libby home for the last 19 years. She has 3 children Trey (15), Taryn (13), and Teague (9) with husband Dean with whom she has been married for 18 years. Lyn’s hobbies include supporting her busy children and husband who coaches for Logger Athletics. In her spare time, Lyn is an Independent Consultant for Thirty-One gifts.
Lyn would say her key to success is “being a life-long learner, being organized, and being thankful.”
City of Troy Representative: TBD
Town of Eureka Representative: Nancy Haugan