STEUBENVILLE – The Jefferson County District Advisory Council is in the process of accepting applications to fill the seat on board of health that opens in March.
The seat that opens next month is currently held by Dr. Patrick Macedonia.
According to DAC Chairman David Ramsey, Macedonia has applied to be re-appointed, but the DAC is following the application process to fairly consider all interested.
“Dr. Macedonia has applied for the position,” Ramsey said. “We opened it up to all the physicians in Jefferson County to give them a chance to apply for the job. We will take the applications, see who is best suited for the job and go from there.”
Ramsey said the role of the DAC is to find the best possible candidate for the county.
“We want it to be an open and fair process,” he said.
The position on the board must be filled by physician. Physicians wishing to apply can send a letter of interest to the board of health’s office by mail at 500 Market St., Steubenville, no later than Friday.
The DAC consists of the chairman of the Jefferson County Commission, the mayor of each city and village in the county and the chair of the boards of township trustees from each township in the county. The council meets at least once every year to fill a vacancy on the board, among other reasons.
Most recently, the DAC met in special session in January to fill the vacancy left by the death of Dr. Frank Petrola. The DAC executive committee, which was formed to review applicants in lieu of a quorum, selected Anthony Mougianis, the owner of Wintersville-based Apollo Pro Cleaning and Restoration, to serve the remainder of the term that opens in 2022.
The DAC is set to meet on March 17 inside the community room on the second floor of the Jefferson County Towers to make an appointment.
“It’s the DAC’s responsibility to appoint a board member,” Ramsey said. “It’s important for us to make sure we find the right individual.”