ADVISORY: New District Health Officer expected to be selected at Thursday’s Board of Health meeting

Mar 28, 2024

Reno/Sparks, Nevada. March 27, 2024 – The District Board of Health is expected to select a new District Health Officer at its Thursday, March 28, 2024, meeting.

A public interview process with three candidates will be held at the Washoe County Commission Chambers at 1001 E. 9th St., Building A, in Reno, at 1 p.m. Members of the public can watch the interviews in person or stream the meeting at this link.

The new leader of NNPH will take over for longtime District Health Officer Kevin Dick, who is retiring.

Information for the three candidates can be found on the DBOH agenda, item 9.

NNPH, formerly the Washoe County Health District, held a nationwide search for a new District Health Officer starting in 2023. The board approved a national firm, Berkeley Search Consultants, to oversee the recruitment of candidates, and the position opened on Jan. 8, 2024 and closed Feb. 5, 2024.

More than 90 people applied for the position. Eight candidates were selected to the next round for virtual interviews. Three candidates were selected for in-person interviews, which will be conducted by the District Board of Health on Thursday, March 28, 2024.

MEDIA: You are invited to attend the meeting. The meeting will also be streamed. Contact Scott Oxarart,, for more information.

What: District Board of Health meeting, where a new District Health Officer is expected to be selected.

When: The meeting begins at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2024. Item 9 is related to the new health officer.

Where: Washoe County Commission Chambers, 1001 E. 9th St., Building A – You can watch online at this link.

Agenda: Link here


Please note the Washoe County Health District changed its name to Northern Nevada Public Health on Aug. 31, 2023. More information is here.

Northern Nevada Public Health (NNPH) is nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board and has jurisdiction over all public health matters in Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County through the policy-making District Board of Health. NNPH consists of five divisions: Administrative Health Services, Air Quality Management, Community and Clinical Health Services, Environmental Health Services and Epidemiology & Public Health Preparedness. More info can be found here.