Board of Health

Mission Statement

The Marion Board of Health is charged with protecting the health, safety and well-being of all community members against environmental hazards, emerging infectious disease threats and substandard living conditions. In order to ensure that we are able to fulfill this duty to the best of our abilities, the Marion Board of Health is authorized to uphold the following responsibilities:

  1. To protect groundwater and aquifers from potential sources of pollution through the proper design and careful oversight.

  2. To mitigate threats to the town's water quality through establishing regulations, regular quality control checks and determination of appropriate public policy in light of any pollutants discovered. 

  3. To faciliate legal remedies available to occupants of sub-standard housing.

  4. To reduce the risk of food-borne illnesses through proper licensure, inspection and enforcement of compliance of retail food and food service establishment.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
David D. Flaherty Jr. Health Agent (508) 748-3533
Kathleen M. Downey Public Health Nurse (508) 748-3507
Maureen Murphy Administrative Assistant (508) 748-3530

Board Members

John B. Howard, MD


May 2021

Edward P. Hoffer, MD

Vice Chairperson

May 2022

Dot M. Brown, AB, MS, MEd