Join the Food Protection Hearing and Advisory Board; two seats are open

Jun 7, 2024

June 7, 2024. Reno, Sparks, Nev.  – Northern Nevada Public Health (NNPH) is accepting applications from members of the public to join the Food Protection Hearing and Advisory Board. There are two board positions that open up July 1, 2024 and members of the public and food service industry are encouraged to apply.

The Food Protection Hearing Advisory Board (FPHAB) consists of seven members that are appointed by the District Board of Health in Washoe County. At least two members must be representatives of the local food service industry.

The Board assembles as needed when a compliance action taken by NNPH is appealed by a food establishment, or when a variance hearing is required by the regulations governing food establishments. The Board works to create a recommendation for the District Board of Health (DBOH) to consider. Ultimately, the DBOH will rule on the matter.

To apply, fill out this online application and email to For more information, visit our website.

Applications for this position will be accepted until Thursday, June 13, 2024, at 5 p.m.

If you have questions, please contact Environmental Health Services at 775-328-2434 or email


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.